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Eriksen, Thomas Hylland

Works: 183 works in 588 publications in 11 languages and 19,790 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor
Classifications: GN495.6, 940.2
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Most widely held works by Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Ethnicity and nationalism : anthropological perspectives by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

53 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnicity and nationalism are pervasive features of the contemporary world, but 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? In this book, 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 in anthropology and sociology, Eriksen examines the relationship between ethnicity, class, gender and nationhood, as well as current issues of racism, globalisation and multiculturalism. Influential theories are presented and critically compared in a lucid and comprehensive manner. A core text for all students of social anthropology and related subjects, Ethnicity and Nationalism has been a leading introduction to the field since its original publication in 1993. This new edition - expanded and thoroughly revised - is indispensable to anyone seriously interested in understanding ethnic phenomena. New chapters cover recent studies of migration, cultural creolisation, racism, gender and nationalism, and the dilemmas of multiculturalism
A history of anthropology by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 725 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."--Jacket
Small places, large issues : an introduction to social and cultural anthropology by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 631 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
Tyranny of the moment : fast and slow time in the information age by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 442 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."--Jacket
Engaging anthropology : the case for a public presence by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 297 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."--Jacket
Globalisation : studies in anthropology( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most of the chapters that make up this book are based on papers presented at the workshop 'Transnational Flows: Methodological and epistemological issues', Oslo, 6-7 june 2001."
Globalization : the key concepts by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 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."
What is anthropology? by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 292 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
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 222 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 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world of insecurity : anthropological perspectives on human security( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 195 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
Flag, nation and symbolism in Europe and America by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 147 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 offer 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 United States explore ways in which flags are contested, stir up powerful emotions, can be commercialised in some contexts but not in others, serve as quasi-religious symbols, and as physical boundary markers; how the same flag can be solemn and formal in one setting, but stand for domestic bliss and informal cultural intimacy in another
Europe and the people without history by Eric R Wolf( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 98 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
Paradoxes of cultural recognition : perspectives from northern Europe( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With clear comparisons of integration and immigration policies in Europe and engagement with the questions surrounding the need for more culturally sensitive policies, this volume will be of interest to scholars and policy makers alike
Media and global change : rethinking communication for development( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology now and next : essays in honor of Ulf Hannerz( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marianne Heier : Surplus : Bergen International Festival Exhibition 2012 by Marianne Heier( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and Norwegian and held by 38 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
Fredrik Barth : an intellectual biography by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kulturforskjeller i praksis : perspektiver på det flerkulturelle Norge by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kulturforskelle : kulturmder i praksis by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Danish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A history of anthropology
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, Tmasu Hirando

Gilland Eriksen, Tomas

Hilan Eriksen, Tomas

Hilan Eriksen, Tomas 1962-

Hillanns Ēriksens, Tomass 1962-

Hylland Eriksen, Thomas.

Hylland Eriksen Thomas 1962-....

Thomas Eriksen

Thomas Hylland Eriksen norsk sosialantropolog og professor

Thomas Hylland Eriksen Norwegian social anthropologist and professor

Thomas Hylland Eriksen norweski antropolog

Thomas Hylland Eriksen Professor fr Sozialanthropologie

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

A history of anthropologySmall places, large issues : an introduction to social and cultural anthropologyTyranny of the moment : fast and slow time in the information ageEngaging anthropology : the case for a public presenceGlobalisation : studies in anthropologyGlobalization : the key conceptsWhat is anthropology?Common denominators : ethnicity, nation-building, and compromise in Mauritius