Syllabus/achievement requirements spring 2018

The syllabus is comprised of books, articles in Readers, online articles and two texts in classroom Fronter

Required books are purchased at Akademika bookstore or ordered from online booksellers, such as Required books are also available at the University Library (provided the item is held).

Articles in Readers / Compendia can be purchased at the “Kopiutsalget” on the lower floor of Akademika bookstore. Valid student ID and semester card must be presented on purchasing compendia. If “Kopiutsalget” has sold out, please contact the department as early as possible in the semester in order that more may be obtained.

Many of the online articles require that you use a computer within the university network. If outside the university network, open your web browser and go to


@ Gardner, Katy and David Lewis (2015): Anthropology and Development: Challenges for the twenty-first century. Pluto Press. Pages: 224

@ Geertz, Clifford (1968 [1963]: Peddlers and Princes. The University of Chicago Press, series: Comparative Studies of New Nations. Paperback 172 pages.

@ Malkki, Lisa H (2015: The Need to Help: The Domestic Arts of International Humanitarianism. Durham: Duke University Press. Pages: 296

Curriculum Articles in Readers/Compendia

Arce, A. and N. Long "Bridging two worlds: an ethnography of bureaucrat-peasant relations in western Mexico", pp. 179-208 in An anthropological critique of development, ed. Mark Hobart. Routledge, 1993.

Eriksen, Thomas Hylland "Speed", pp. 39-57 in T. H. Eriksen: Globalization: The Key Concepts, 2nd edition. London: Bloomsbury, 2014.

Wig, Ståle “The purchase of Volunteerism”, pp 75-95 in Prince, Ruth and Hannah Brown: Volunteer Economies. Series: African Issues (Paperback).  Publisher: James Currey; Reprint edition, May 19, 2016.

Texts in classroom Fronter

Dunn, Elisabeth (2004) Privatizing Poland. Baby Food, Big Business, and the Remaking of Labor. Cornell University Press. Kapittel 1-3 og 5.

Redfield, Peter “The impossible Problem of Neutrality”, pp 53-70 in Borstein, Erica and Peter Redfield (eds.): Forces of Compassion. Humanitarianism Between Ethics and Politics. Santa Fe: SAR Press, March 2011. Series: School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series.

Englund, Harri: “The hidden lessons of Civic Education: Training the Torchbearers”, pp 70-98 in Hari Englund: Prisoners of Freedom: Human Rights and the African Poor. University of California Press, 1 edition, (September 12, 2006. Series: California Series in Public Anthropology (Book 14)

Ferguson, James (2015). "Introduction: Cash Transfers and the New Welfare States", in Give a man a fish: Reflections on the new politics of distribution. Duke University Press, 2015. I

Online articles

Abu-Lughod, Lila 2002, “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and its Others”. American Anthropologist 104 (3) pp 783-790.

Escobar, A. (1991). "Anthropology and the development encounter: the making and marketing of development anthropology." American Ethnologist 18(4): 658-682.

Hilgers, Mathieu (2012) "The historicity of the neoliberal state". Social Anthropology, 20 (1): 80–94.

Lazar, S. (2012). "A desire to formalize work? Comparing trade union strategies in Bolivia and Argentina." Anthropology of Work Review 33(1): 15-24.

Mollona, M. (2005). "Factory, family and neighbourhood: the political economy of informal labour in Sheffield." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 11(3): 527-548.

Naguib, Nefissa 2017, “Middle East Encounters 69 Degrees North Latitude: Syrian Refugees and Everyday Humanitarianism in the Arctic.” Int. J. Middle East Stud. 49 pp. 645 – 660.

Prentice, R. (2012). "“No One Ever Showed Me Nothing”: Skill and Self-Making among Trinidadian Garment Workers." Anthropology & Education Quarterly 43(4): 400-414.

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