The role of death, burial, and cemeteries in culture. Elements of a cross-cultural analysis, with examples from India, Norway, and USA.
Our ability to empatize with the world's poor and with hunger appear to decrease. What are the causes for this, and what to do about it?
Edvard Vogt ble født i Kristiansand 1923 og døde i Bergen 2016. Denne artikkelen er basert på en nekrolog som ble trykket i Fædrelandsvennen i Kristiansand, der han var født og vokste opp.
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.