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Eriksen, Thomas Hylland

Works: 184 works in 541 publications in 5 languages and 16,701 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Creator, Redactor
Classifications: GN316, 306
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Most widely held works by Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Small places, large issues an introduction to social and cultural anthropology by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( )
40 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Slovenian and held by 3,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ranging from Pacific islands to the Arctic north, and from small villages to modern nation states, this concise introduction to social anthropology reveals the rich global variation in social life and culture
Ethnicity and nationalism anthropological perspectives by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( )
47 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ethnicity and nationalism are pervasive features of the contemporary world. How far is ethnicity a result of cultural differences, and how much is it in fact dependent on the practical use of, and belief in, such differences? Thomas Hylland Eriksen demonstrates that far from being an immutable property of groups, ethnicity is a dynamic and shifting aspect of social relationships. Drawing on a wide range of classic and recent studies, Eriksen examines the relationship between ethnicity, class, gender and nationhood in a lucid and comprehensive manner." "A core text for all students of social anthropology and related subjects, this third edition of Ethnicity and Nationalism is indispensable to anyone seriously interested in understanding ethnic phenomena. New topics covered include cultural property rights, the role of genetics in the public understanding of identification, the commercialisation of identity, and the significance of the internet."--BOOK JACKET
Tyranny of the moment fast and slow time in the information age by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The turn of the millennium is characterized by exponential growth in everything related to communication - from the internet and email to air traffic. 'The Tyranny of the Moment' deals with some of the most perplexing paradoxes of this new information age. Who would have expected that apparently time-saving technology results in time being scarcer than ever? And has this seemingly limitless access to information led to confusion rather than enlightenment? Thomas Eriksen argues that slow time - private periods where we are able to think and correspond coherently without interuption - is now one of the most precious resources we have, and it is becoming a major political issue. Since we are now theoretically 'online' 24 hours a day, we must fight for the right to be unavailable - the right to live and think more slowly. It is not only that working hours have become longer - Eriksen also shows how the logic of this new information technology has, in the space of just a few years, permeated every area of our lives. This is equally true for those living in poorer parts of the globe usually depicted as outside the reaches of the information age, as well as those in the West. Exploring phenomena such as the world wide web, wap telephones, multi-channel television and email, 'The Tyranny of the Moment' examines this new, non-linear and fragmented way of communicating to reveal the effect it has on working conditions in the new economy, changes in family life and, ultimately, personal identity. Eriksen argues that a culture lacking a sense of its past, and therefore of its future, is effectively static. Although solutions are suggested, he demonstrates that there is no easy way out."--BOOK JACKET
Globalisation studies in anthropology ( )
11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of anthropology by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book covers the entire history of social and cultural anthropology in a single volume. Beginning with a summary of the discipline in the nineteenth century, exploring major figures such as Morgan and Tylor, it goes on to provide a comprehensive overview of the discipline in the twentieth century. The bulk of the book is devoted to themes and controversies characteristic of post First World War anthropology, from structural functionalism via structuralism to hermeneutics, cultural ecology, discourse analysis and, most recently, globalization and postmodernism. The authors emphasise throughout the need to see changes in the discipline in a wider social, political and intellectual context."--BOOK JACKET
A world of insecurity anthropological perspectives on human security ( )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human security is a key element in the measure of well-being, and a hot topic in anthropology and development studies. A World of Insecurity outlines a new approach to the subject.The contributors expose a contradiction at the heart of conventional accounts of what constitutes human security, namely that without taking non-material considerations such as religion, ethnicity and gender into account, discussions of human security, academically and in practical terms, are incomplete, inconclusive and deeply flawed. A variety of compelling case studies indicate that, in fact, material security alone cannot adequately explain or fully account for human activity in a range of different settings, and exposed to a variety of different threats.This forceful book will expand and deepen the entire concept of human security, in the process endowing it with political relevance. It is an essential read for students of development studies and anthropology
Engaging anthropology the case for a public presence by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While showcasing the intellectual power of anthropology Thomas Hylland, Eriksen takes the anthropological community to task for its unwillingness to engage more proactively with the media in a wide range of current debates. If anthropology matters as a key tool with which to understand modern society beyond the ivory towers of academia, why are so few anthropologists willing to come forward in times of national or global crisis? Eriksen argues that anthropology needs to rediscover the art of narrative and abandon and analysis and, more provocatively, anthropologists need to lose their fear of plunging into the vexed issues modern societies present." "Engaging Anthropology makes an impassioned plea for positioning anthropology as the universal intellectual discipline. Eriksen has provided the wake-up call we were all awaiting."--BOOK JACKET
What is anthropology? by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eriksen shows how anthropology is a revolutionary way of thinking about the human world. He explains how to see the world from below and from within, emphasising the importance of adopting an insider's perspective. He reveals how seemingly enormous cultural differences actually conceal the deep unity of humanity
Paradoxes of cultural recognition perspectives from Northern Europe by Sharam Alghasi ( )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explicitly comparative in its approach, Paradoxes of Cultural Recognition discusses central issues regarding multiculturalism in today's Europe, based on studies of Norway and the Netherlands. Distinguishing clearly the four social fields of the media, education, the labour market and issues relating to gender, it presents empirical case studies, which offer valuable insights into the nature of majority/minority relationships, whilst raising theoretical questions relevant for further comparisons
Globalization the key concepts by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The causes and the effects of globalization are hotly disputed and the book aims to present the range of arguments in a clear and balanced way. However, arguing that variation is as characteristic of globalization as standardization, the book stresses the necessity for a bottom-up, comparative analysis. Distinguishing between the cultural, political, economic and ecological aspects of globalization, the book highlights the implications of globalization for people's everyday lives. Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with wide-ranging case material. Chapter summaries and a guide to further reading underline the book's concern to clarify this most complex and influential of ideas."
Common denominators : ethnicity, nation-building, and compromise in Mauritius by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book seeks to enhance comparative understanding of ethnicity, to refine theories of nationalism, and to contribute to ongoing debates on multiculturalism, identity politics and creolization
Us and them in modern societies : ethnicity and nationalism in Mauritius, Trinidad and beyond by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( Book )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and Italian and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flag, nation and symbolism in Europe and America by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although the symbolic and political importance of flags has often been mentioned by scholars of nationalism, there are few in-depth studies of the significance of flags for national identities. This multi-disciplinary collection offers case studies and comparisons of flag history, uses and controversies. This book brings together a dozen scholars, from varying national and disciplinary backgrounds, to offers a cluster of close readings of flags in their social contexts, mostly contemporary, but also historical. Case studies from Denmark, England, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the Unite
Europe and the people without history by Eric R Wolf ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological notion that non-European cultures and peoples were isolated and static entities before the advent of European colonialism and imperialism. Ironically referred to as "the People Without History" by Wolf, these societies before active colonization
Media and global change : rethinking communication for development ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kulturforskelle : kulturmøder i praksis by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Danish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marianne Heier : Surplus : Bergen International Festival Exhibition 2012 by Marianne Heier ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The exhibition "Surplus" is comprised of two works: Vima, a site-specific installation in front of Bergen Kunsthall 2012 made of scrap metal from the Norwegian/Russian trawler Vima; and Diamond, a 1.26 carat diamond encased in the facade of Bergen Kunsthall, and performance outside Bergen Kunsthall, 2012, with performers Marianne Heier (text/speech), Guri Egge (song) and Einride Torvik (installation), director: Ole Johan Skjelbred and video documentation by Bodil Furu
Kulturforskjeller i praksis : perspektiver på det flerkulturelle Norge by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in Norwegian and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Små steder - store spørsmål : Innføring i sosialantropologi by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Norwegian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Siste dagers heldige : celluloseversjon 1.0 by Thomas Hylland Eriksen ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in Norwegian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Eriksen, Geir Thomas Hylland
Eriksen, Thomas H.
Eriksen, Thomas H. 1962-
Eriksen, Thomas H. (Thomas Hylland)
Eriksen, Tomas Gilland
Eriksen, Tomas Hilan
Eriksen, Tomas Hilan 1962-
Ēriksens, Tomass Hillanns
Ēriksens, Tomass Hillanns, 1962-
Erikusen, Tômasu Hirando
Gilland Eriksen, Tomas
Hilan Eriksen, Tomas
Hilan Eriksen, Tomas 1962-
Hillanns Ēriksens, Tomass, 1962-
Hylland Eriksen, Thomas.
Hylland Eriksen, Thomas, 1962-
Хюлланд Эриксен, Томас, 1962-
Эриксен, Томас Хюлланд, 1962-
エリクセン, トーマス・ハイランド
エリクセン, トーマス・ヒランド
English (213)
Norwegian (24)
Danish (14)
Italian (1)
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