An Overheated World

Overheating: the. world. since. 1991. Thomas Hylland Eriksen ABSTRACT This special issue, which includes articles on Sierra Leone, Peru, Estonia, Hungary, Norway, the Philippines, Britain and Melanesia, presents some of the salient ...

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351724838

Category: Social Science

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Although economic, cultural and demographic changes are part and parcel of the modern world, changes in a number of areas have accelerated in the last quarter-century – a period sometimes spoken of as the global information society, a world of ‘liquid modernity’ – or of fully-fledged global neoliberalism associated with deregulation, flexible accumulation and financialisation. At a global level, some of the substantial areas where change has accelerated are, apart from the spectacular spread of new information technology, tourism, foreign direct investment, urbanisation, resource extraction through mining, energy use, species extinction, displacement, and international trade. These and other changes are, needless to say, perceived and acted upon differently in different countries and localities, and in order to understand the implications of the present acceleration of history, they have to be explored locally. This book gives a compelling perspective on the contemporary, ‘overheated’ world, presenting ethnographic material from many countries and weaving the local and particular together with large-scale global acceleration. This book was first published as a special issue of History and Anthropology.

Identity Destabilised

In short, it is globalisation - but not as we know it.This collection explores social identities in today's 'overheated' world, seen from an anthropological perspective.

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: 0745399126

Category: Group identity

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The world is overheated: Too full and too fast; out of sync, contradiction-ridden and unequal. It is the age of the Anthropocene, of humanity's indelible mark upon the planet. In short, it is globalisation - but not as we know it.This collection explores social identities in today's 'overheated' world, seen from an anthropological perspective. The focus is on contradictions, tensions and paradoxes: How can an identity be stable if its border is constantly shifting? How can a community survive if it is incorporated into a huge entity? How does belonging work in new cities? And what can indigenous peoples do to retain a sense of self in a fast-moving neoliberal world?Ethnographically rich and diverse in its scope, Identity Destabilised contains chapters from many parts of the world, including the Philippines, Israel, Australia, the Cape Verde Islands and Afghanistan. The authors investigate how identity changes in response to contemporary forces, from rapid industrialisation, the enforced return of migrants and the silencing of indigenous groups to sudden population growth in boomtowns and the touristification of local culture.

Knowledge and power in an overheated world

This insight is the starting point of this collection of articles, which has grown out of a workshop organised by the ERC AdvGr project ‘Overheating: The Three Crises of Globalisation’ in Oslo in 2015.

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Publisher: University of Oslo

ISBN: 9788277202006

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Suddenly, we seem to live in a time dominated by ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, conspiracy theories, scepticism of scientific research, partial accounts parading as ‘the real truth which has hitherto been concealed from us, the people’, revolts against allegedly smug academic elites and distant political elites – a time where YouTube videos claiming research into climate change to be a scam get far more viewers than videos presenting the science of climate change. In this world, where the authority of science and empirical methods is being questioned and where even world leaders may brush aside uncomfortable facts as ‘fake news’, it is increasingly difficult to know whose knowledge to trust. This insight is the starting point of this collection of articles, which has grown out of a workshop organised by the ERC AdvGr project ‘Overheating: The Three Crises of Globalisation’ in Oslo in 2015. We are very pleased to be able to offer these texts as a free e-book, not least considering the fact that its subject-matter is knowledge. Contributors to the book are Ben Campbell, Elisabeth Schober, Desmond McNeill, Christina Garsten and Thomas Hylland Eriksen. Art direction and technical expertise by Maria Kartveit. Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and PI of the ERC AdvGr project ‘Overheating’. His most recent books in English are Globalization: The Key Concepts (2nd ed., 2014), Fredrik Barth: An Intellectual Biography (2015) and Overheating: Coming to Terms With Accelerated Change (2016). Elisabeth Schober is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. As part of the Prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen’s “Overheating”-research project, she has recently undertaken seven months of ethnographic field research in the Philippines and South Korea. Previous research of hers on the US military presence in Seoul, South Korea, forms the premise of her most recent monograph “Base Encounters. The US Armed Forces” (2016, Pluto).

The Role of Non State Actors in the Green Transition

In T.H. Eriksen and E. Schober (eds), Identity Destabilised: Living in an Overheated World. London: Pluto, 77–98. Eriksen, T.H. (2017) Conflicting regimes of knowledge about Gladstone Harbour: a drama in four acts.

Author: Jens Hoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000576764

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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This book argues that there is no way to make progress in building a sustainable future without extensive participation of non-state actors. The volume explores the contribution of non-state actors to a sustainable transition, starting with citizens and communities of different kinds and ending with cities and city-networks. The authors analyse social, cultural, political and economic drivers and barriers for this transition, from individual behaviour to structural restraints, and investigate interplay between the two. Through a series of wide-ranging case studies from the UK, Australia, Germany, Italy and Denmark, and a number of comparative case studies, the volume provides an empirically and theoretically robust argument that highlights the need to develop, widen and scale up collective action and community-based engagement if the transition to sustainability is to be successful. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, sustainability and environmental policy.

12 Cats on the overheated juror bench

I assure you that there is the finest world behind the wall of dejection. There is the world where there is not a shadow of grief and sorrow behind the wall of unbearable dej ection. You may be as you like there.

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Screen Ecologies

Living in an overheated world: Otherness as a universal condition. Acta Historica Universitatis Klaipedensis 19. Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. 2012. An Overheated World. http://www.sv.uio.no/sai/english/research/ ...

Author: Larissa Hjorth

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262034562

Category: Art

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How new media and visual artists provide alternative ways for understanding and visualizing the entanglements of media and the environment in the Asia-Pacific. Images of environmental disaster and degradation have become part of our everyday media diet. This visual culture focusing on environmental deterioration represents a wider recognition of the political, economic, and cultural forces that are responsible for our ongoing environmental crisis. And yet efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues through digital and visual media are riddled with irony, because the resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and waste associated with digital devices contribute to environmental damage and climate change. Screen Ecologies examines the relationship of media, art, and climate change in the Asia-Pacific region—a key site of both environmental degradation and the production and consumption of climate-aware screen art and media. Screen Ecologies shows how new media and visual artists provide alternative ways for understanding the entanglements of media and the environment in the Asia-Pacific. It investigates such topics as artists' exploration of alternative ways to represent the environment; regional stories of media innovation and climate change; the tensions between amateur and professional art; the emergence of biennials, triennials, and new arts organizations; the theme of water in regional art; new models for networked collaboration; and social media's move from private to public realms. A generous selection of illustrations shows a range of artist's projects.

Globalization Political Economy Business and Society in Pandemic Times

OVERHEATED. WORLD. Thomas Hylland Eriksen INTRODUCTION Who would have thought, in January 2020, that a coughing, unwell man in a crowded market in central China would set off a global state of emergency, where air travel plummeted, ...

Author: Tony Fang

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781800717930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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Globalization, Political Economy, Business and Society in Pandemic Times contributes to the growing literature on COVID-19 through a multidisciplinary approach by helping build a holistic understanding of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on politics, economies, business, and society in a globalized world.

Overheating

A major new intervention on the overarching challenges of modernity from one of the world's leading anthropologists.

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: 0745336345

Category: Anthropology

Page: 176

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A major new intervention on the overarching challenges of modernity from one of the world's leading anthropologists.

Attention in Performance

Shopping malls, hotel chains and skyscrapers of transnational enterprises are evidence of global capitalism. ... Abossolo Mbo and I consider urban spaces to be intersections in an overheated world marked by accelerated rhythms to which ...

Author: Cassis Kilian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000353204

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This book elucidates how learning from actors enables an intense education of attention for anthropologists. Actors perform the perception of sunshine, the sensation of pain, affects such as shock and emotions such as happiness; they act quarrels, erotic attraction, leadership and submission on stage. In order to achieve that, they undergo an education of attention, allowing them to develop skills that are also useful for anthropologists, particularly when doing research on phenomena that often elude academic procedures. Drawing on her own acting experiences and ongoing research with actors from Africa and Europe, Cassis Kilian takes up Tim Ingold’s manifold proposals to reconfigure anthropological research. She introduces approaches actors use to explore the complexity of human life and its bodily, sensual and emotional dimensions, which can be difficult for academics to grasp when examining topics such as everyday practices, traumatic experiences and power relations. Though the book discerns pitfalls in anthropological research and suggests artistic approaches to overcome them, it values anthropology as a discipline whose radical self-reflexive approach allows for such experiments. Including exercises and practical approaches, this is valuable reading for scholars interested in anthropological methods, sensory anthropology, perception and materiality, and theatre anthropology.