Why do we travel for recreation? Do we travel _to_ something? Or do we travel to get _away_ from something? We all want to be travelers, but we are in reality tourists.
We think of Facebook as a free tool and forget that we share enormous amounts of personal data that Facebook uses in marketing. We have to understand what "surveillance capitalism" is.
International tourism has a an increasing downside to it, namely its impact on local cultures and environments. The case of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California is presented. I travelled there before the toursts arrived
The woman performing is Olena Uutai, from the Sakha Republic in Russia. She calls herself an "ethnic musician". It can be also understood as a case of cultural appropriation.
Review of a video titled "You can't help falling in love with her at first sight." It was produced in connection with Bulgaria being the President of the Council of the European Union, in the period January-June 2018.
At UNCCD COP 11 (Windhoek, Botswana, September 2013) I presented a technical paper at the Sustainable Land Management Business Forum (SLMBF) which addressed the role of the private sector in engaging with civil society. In this connection an interview was made.
The role of death, burials, 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 a few personal memories I have about and with him.