Thomas Hylland Eriksen

is an anthropologist and writer based at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. He is the author of Fredrik Barth: An Intellectual Biography (Pluto Press, 2015), Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, 4th ed. (Pluto Press, 2015), Globalization: The Key Concepts (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014) and Engaging Anthropology: The Case for a Public Presence (Berg, 2005).


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On the anthropology of climate change

A conversation with Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Mainstream literature on globalization tends not to take the uniqueness of each locality seriously enough, says Thomas Hylland Eriksen. He explains how the anthropology of climate change is responding to the need for an analysis of the global situation seen from below.

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