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June 24, 2012

Review of “The Human Economy: A Citizen’s Guide”

Published in Museum Anthropology Review Vol 5, No 1-2 (2011)

Our world is in a condition similar to France before the French Revolution. For how else can one describe a situation where a socially exclusive minority controls an impoverished mass?


July 1, 2006

Cosmopolitanism and anthropology

Published in Anthropology Today, august 2006

Association of Social Anthropologists Diamond Jubilee Conference, Keele University, 10-13 April 2006

Why is it so difficult for anthropologists to take sides and express their opinions? Why are conference papers read instead of being presented in an engaging way? I returned from the ASA conference ‘Cosmopolitanism and Anthropology’ at Keele University with many questions.


December 15, 2005

Benedict Anderson: “I like nationalism’s utopian elements”

Benedict Anderson: “Nationalism encourages good behaviour.” Foto: Chen Cheng-Chang, Tapei Times

– I am probably the only one writing about nationalism who doesn’t think it ugly, says Benedict Anderson. In 1983 the professor at Cornell University, New York, wrote one of the most read books ever on nationalism, “Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism”. At the international literature festival Kapittel (Chapter) in Stavanger he had a good half-hour free for an interview.


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