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Elisabeth Schober has received a prestigious research grant from the EU to ethnographically explore how global capitalism plays out in four key ports across the world.
In his new book, “Boomtown”, Thomas Hylland Eriksen investigates the ambivalence and conflict in Gladstone, Australia, a community that is struggling with the effects of globalization.
Can anyone wear a bunad? Is it a real bunad if it is made in China? Is it a symbol of origin and roots or a nationalistic symbol? Thomas Hylland Eriksen explains the Norwegian obsession with this tradional garment.
Most commodities in circulation on this planet are transported on container ships before they end up in stores. But what do we know about the ships? What about the people who build them, work on them, and finally take them apart?
Ever-increasing rapid changes are creating powerlessness, resentment and opportunities all over the world. Through the Overheating project, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and his colleagues have studied how globalisation is changing our homes, workplaces and plans.
Thomas Hylland Eriksen recently held a lecture in Aveiro, Portugal. Watch the video here.
“Why We Post” is a project about the use and consequences of social media. Professor Danny Miller and his team have studied users around the globe, resulting in surprising conclusions. The recording of his lecture at UiO is now available.
Overheating is proud to announce the publication of a free e-book: "Knowledge and Power in an Overheated World", edited by Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Elisabeth Schober.
For decades, a lack of safe and efficient treatment meant that rheumatologists and their patients were caught between a devastating disease and harmful medicines, writes Jonas Kure Buer in an article at Sciencenordic.
The Closing Conference of Overheating was held June 1, at the House of Literature in Oslo. The event was streamed live and is now available to watch in the following videos.
The exhibition "Bel Suol d’Amore: The Scattered Colonial Body", by artist Leone Contini and curator Arnd Schneider, will be displayed at the Museo delle Civiltà in Rome from June 24 to July 9.
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.
Large application granted. The vision of the convergence environment is to understand how environmental and social processes and their relationships dictate flows and impacts of anthropogenic toxicants from electronic waste.
- 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.
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”?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
Premysl Macha, Ph.D. from the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic will be on a research stay at the Department of Social Anthropology, from 9. -13. of November 2015.
Globalisation provides the Sami people with political power as well as valuable networks with indigenous people worldwide. "Globalisation has been really positive for the Sami political struggle," says Maria Hernes, who recently returned from fieldwork in Karasjok, Oslo, and New York.