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.
Full text of the paper is available as a downloadable pdf.
The latest News from the project:
Globalization has broken the chain of responsibility
Aug. 15, 2018
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.
Inclusion and exclusion in an overheated world
Nov. 2, 2017
Thomas Hylland Eriksen recently held a lecture in Aveiro, Portugal. Watch the video here.
Free e-book from Overheating
Oct. 27, 2017
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.
Videos from the Closing Conference
June 29, 2017
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.
- 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.