The three crises of globalisation: An anthropological history of the early 21st century
Read An overheated world A short Introduction to OVERHEATING by Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
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The latest News from the project:
- Overrun by fast changes
May 5, 2017
What do you do when a global cooperation pollutes your hometown, while the owners live on a different continent? Who can you complain to when your job is moved to China? The research project Overheating has studied local consequences of globalization.
The closing conference was June 1.
The world is running wild
Feb. 16, 2017
- It is all accelerating too violently and too fast and we are lacking restricting mechanisms that would slow us down, says Thomas Hylland Eriksen in an interview with Politiken.
Can microbes, pigs and humans be co-workers?
Dec. 7, 2016
What would it mean to consider that non-human beings also do work? Is it possible to have other forms of food production, not through human domination, but collaboration through “multispecies teamwork”?
Visit from the Czech Republic, University of Hradec Kralové
Apr. 20, 2016
Mgr. Jana Karlová, Ph.D. from the Czech Republic will be on a research stay at the Department of Social Anthropology and to our project from April 17th to April 30th 2016.
"We still know too little about the human dimensions of climate change"
Apr. 20, 2016
Climate change is not only about extreme weather and rising seas but also about new forms of citizenship, solidarity, and resistance. “We still know too little about the human dimensions of climate change”, says social anthropologist Edvard Hviding of the University of Bergen.
Exploring the big issues of our time: Meet four master's students doing fieldwork on four continents
Mar. 23, 2016
The country that host some of the largest numbers of refugees. A natural wonder under threat. A government building in Norway’s capital. And a retreat in the rainforest that “heals the world”. These are the four fieldsites of Overheating’s four new master’s students.
“Highlight the power of creativity from below!”
Jan. 19, 2016
How to solve some of the smaller and bigger problems of our time? Anthropologist Michael Thompson believes in the power of creativity from below.
The rise of radical nationalism: “The solution is to try to understand these people”
Dec. 29, 2015
The differences between people who fear migrants and those who welcome them are not as clear-cut as commonly assumed. This insight can be a starting point for better discussions about how to live together in times of migration and economic downturn, suggests Cathrine Thorleifsson.
Anthropologists to showcase ways out of overconsumption and throw-way living
Dec. 9, 2015
Several anthropologists are currently doing fieldwork to collect objects, video clips and sound bites that help us rethink the way we deal with things we no longer need.
Overflowing landfills, unwanted humans, and a new anthropology of waste
Nov. 3, 2015
Why has the largest man-made structure on earth, until recently, been a landfill? Are waste pickers environmental heroes, or is their work first and foremost inhuman? Do we treat some humans the same way we treat waste?