Harald Beyer Broch

Professor emeritus

Broch has conducted fieldwork in Canada, Indonesia and Norway. He is presently working on material collected during a 15 month long fieldwork among fishermen along the cost of Norway's Nordland region. Research topics are: What creates sustainable local communities based on the fisheries, recruitment to the profession of fishing, the fishing boat ("sjark") as a workplace, and attitudes towards and use of natural resources.

Broch also hopes to conclude the analysis of a material about children and sports activities, specifically handball, and is planning a few articles on hunt, fishing and attitudes towards nature and management of natural resources.

Research interests

Thematic: Ecology, psychological anthropology(symbols/rituals,life span,cross cultural socialisation studies, symbolic analysis, sex-roles) interpretation of myths and tales, sports(teaching,gender,symbolics).
Regional: Local society, Indonesia, North America, Scandinavia, Norway -–Southeast Asia.

Tags: Nature/culture, Psychological anthropology, Coastal culture, Ecological culture, Emotions


  • Broch, Harald Beyer (2016). "Du må ha troen for å lykkes" : tro og praksis blant nordnorske kystfiskere i det 21. århundre. Tidsskrift for kulturforskning.  ISSN 1502-7473.  15(1), s 73- 90
  • Broch, Harald Beyer (2014). Sanser i samspill: Glimt fra sjarkfiske i Nord-Norge. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  25(3-4), s 151- 165
  • Broch, Harald Beyer (2013). Monkfish Mysteries. A Narrative Analysis of Place-making and Knowledge Production among North Norwegian Fishermen. Acta Borealia.  ISSN 0800-3831.  30(1), s 60- 74 . doi: 10.1080/08003831.2013.768055
  • Broch, Harald Beyer (2013). Social resilience - local responses to changes in social and natural environments. Maritime Studies.  ISSN 1872-7859. . doi: 10.1186/2212-9790-12-6
  • Broch, Harald Beyer (2012). In Times of Change: Cultural Responses to Natural and Social Environment in Nordland, Norway, In Jahn Petter Johnsen; Courtney Carothers; Keith R. Criddle; Catherine P. Chambers; Paula J. Cullenberg; James A. Fall; Amber H. Himes-Cornell; Nicole S. Kimball; Charles R. Menzies & Emilie S. Springer (ed.),  Fishing People of the North; Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change.  Alaska Sea Grant.  ISBN 9781566121712.  Kapittel under bolken."Human-Environment Relationships".  s 11 - 28
  • Broch, Harald Beyer (2011). Comments on the World in Which They Live: A Narrative-Theory Approach to Meaning-Making Among Young Girls on Timpaus Island, Indonesia. Asian Anthropology.  ISSN 1683-478X.  10, s 19- 45
  • Broch, Harald Beyer (2009). Tracks that Matter: On Space, Place and Hare Indian Ethnobiology with special reference to the Marten (Martes americana). Acta Borealia.  ISSN 0800-3831.  26(1), s 77- 95 . doi: 10.1080/08003830902951540
  • Broch, Harald Beyer (2008). Gender and Matinen Dogs. Asian Anthropology.  ISSN 1683-478X.  7, s 57- 77

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Published Sep. 20, 2010 2:49 PM - Last modified May 28, 2013 2:17 PM


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