Tag: globalisation

Globalisation and climate change in the High Arctic: Fieldwork in Svalbard, the fastest-heating place on earth

lorenz , January 27th, 2021


Magdalene Fjord, Svalbard. Photo: Ashok Boghani, flickr Most people can hardly imagine that it is possible to enjoy life up in Northern Norway, in Tromsø for example where…


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The Fear of Dahalo Bandits on a Drive Through the Alaotra Night (Madagascar)

Boomtown

thomashyllanderiksen , July 26th, 2018


Here’s a short extract from my new book Boomtown: Runaway Globalisation on the Queensland Coast, which is now available from Pluto Press and your favourite bookshop. Very proud…


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Overheating: The TEDx version

thomashyllanderiksen , October 25th, 2017


In October, 2017, I spoke about Overheating at the annual TEDx event in Trondheim, central Norway. The TED format is ideally short, pithy, eye-catching and jaw-dropping. In other…


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Shining diamonds: of global connections and local lifeworlds

RESOURCE WORLDS , September 12th, 2016


By Robert Pijpers, University of Oslo Resources are all around us, they are in the screen you are now looking at, in the Olympic medals that have recently…


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A planet afflicted by a high fever

thomashyllanderiksen , August 13th, 2016


The world is ‘overheated’. Too full and too fast; uneven and unequal. It is the age of the Anthropocene, of humanity’s indelible mark upon the planet. In short, it…


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Clashing scales of Brexit

thomashyllanderiksen , June 29th, 2016


Mainstream newspapers, politicians and commentators across Europe instantly expressed dejection and bitterness in the face of the Brexit outcome, and avid Brexiteers have typically been portrayed as x…


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From national icon to neoliberal monument

thomashyllanderiksen , June 23rd, 2016


This text began as a radio essay on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015, later developed into a web essay at Versopolis. It chronicles the shift from the mid…


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The Paris massacre and the Syrian refugee crisis

thomashyllanderiksen , November 14th, 2015


Two dramatic events, one unfolding over the last several years, the other a sudden shock, currently eclipse all other issues. Syrians desperate to escape their broken country enter…


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What´s wrong with the Global North and the Global South?

thomashyllanderiksen , May 4th, 2015


Originally published by the Global South Study Centre in Cologne, along with a handful of other reflections on the concept of the Global South As a young schoolboy…


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Anthropologists on deported migrants, unusual bureaucrats, and the thriving solidarity economy in Greece

lorenz , April 12th, 2015


While I am trying to get back into the blogging business, here three selected pieces that I've written recently for the University of Oslo. Two of them are…


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Anthropologists on deported migrants, unusual bureaucrats, and the thriving solidarity economy in Greece

lorenz , April 12th, 2015


While I am trying to get back into the blogging business, here three selected pieces that I've written recently for the University of Oslo. Two of them are…


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What the life of a pair of flip-flops can teach us about migration, inequality and studying up

lorenz , November 11th, 2014


Photo: Cíntia Regina, flickr During the recent (nearly) two years, I’ve been interviewing researchers that are part of the research project Overheating. The three crises of globalisation: An…


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What the life of a pair of flip-flops can teach us about migration, inequality and studying up

lorenz , November 11th, 2014


Photo: Cíntia Regina, flickr During the recent (nearly) two years, I’ve been interviewing researchers that are part of the research project Overheating. The three crises of globalisation: An…


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