Elisabeth Schober is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, where she is affiliated with the 'Overheating' project. She is also the author of Base Encounters: The US Armed Forces in South Korea (Pluto Press, 2016).
Fredrik Barth is one of the towering figures of twentieth-century anthropology, we ask his biographer, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, to expand on Barth’s life and ideas and what propelled him to choose his subject.Read full article
Elisabeth Schober explores the effects of violence, sexual or otherwise, that occurs around the extensive network of US military bases in South Korea.Read full article
The world is overheated. Too full and too fast; uneven and unequal. Thomas Hylland Eriksen discusses the age of the Anthropocene: of humanity’s indelible mark upon the planet.Read full article
Looking at elitism in Afghanistan, locality, footballs fans and nationalism and nostalgia in an Israeli border towns, this anthropological exercise asks how can an identity be stable if its borders are constantly shifting?Read full article