An Overheated World

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An Overheated World

Author : Thomas Hylland Eriksen
ISBN : 9781351724838
Genre : 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.
Category: Social Science
An Overheated World
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-18 - Publisher: Routledge

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
Identity Destabilised
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Elisabeth Schober
Categories: Group identity
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

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
Identity Destabilised
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Elisabeth Schober
Categories: Group identity
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

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Mining Encounters
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Robert Jan Pijpers, Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Categories: Mineral industries
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

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Mining Encounters
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Robert Jan Pijpers, Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Categories: Mineral industries
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-20 - Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

In a fast-changing world, where the extraction of natural resources is key to development, whilst also creating environmental and social disasters, understanding how landscapes, people and politics are shaped by extraction is crucial.Looking at resource extraction in numerous locations at different stages of development, including North, West and South Africa,