The social anthropologist Fredrik Barth, born 1928, passed away in 2016. These are some personal memories I have about and with him.
Empati og nestekjærlighet med verdens fattigdom og nød blant folk i Vesten ser ut til å minke. Hva er årsakene til dette?
The changing views concerning the position and role of the individual in culture.
Stockholm was the scene of a terror attack on 7 April 2017. Some thoughts on how to react.
An invitation to give a lecture at the Central Dept. of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, on the topic of indigenous people, human rights, and political activism.
Report on public consultations conduected in the project area of Nalgad Hydropower Project in Nepal, in order to present the proposed project, and to gather data for use in connection with the overall EIA process.
Comment on the ongoing session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017 in Davos, Switzerland.
Misrepresentation of cultures, romanticizing old cultural traits, and presenting them as reality, and how this lead to stereotyping both at the level of cultural wholes and at the level of individuals.
Many assume that Christmas is a global phenomenon, while a fraction of humanity belong in the Judeo-Christian religious tradition. That Christmas customs are globalized means nothing.
Leonard Cohen – some (visual) words of remembrance on the occasion of passing in November 2016 (3/3).