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Why anthropology matters.
Nov01

Why anthropology matters.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and author of “Engaging Anthropology: The Case for A Public Presence”. For the Transformations project, he speaks about anthropologists’ relation to the public, and deconstructs the fears we as social scientists often have when thinking about going public: One doesn’t need to oversimplify in order to bridge the gap from the research we do to a wider audience. So don’t be scared of story-telling and don’t hide the great characters and events you discover behind analysis, but rather let analysis speak through them.

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"A ghetto is nothing you are born with"

Reflections on a life in-between: the former vice-mayor of the city of Nazareth, Walid Fahoum, shares anecdotes from his life as a Palestinian politician in Israel

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“A ghetto is nothing you are born with”

Reflections on a life in-between: the former vice-mayor of the city of Nazareth, Walid Fahoum, shares anecdotes from his life as a Palestinian politician in Israel

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