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Department of Social Anthropology

"Anthropology is art" says social anthropologist Andrew Lattas.

"Anthropology is art" says social anthropologist Andrew Lattas. "It is like being a novelist, putting yourself in another character's position and see the world".

The film is a glimpse of Lattas' long standing work in Papua New Guinea. He immaculately describes the kindness and imagination of people who are really poor, and their understanding of poverty in terms of their own experiences of race, class and colonialism. Sensitivity and empathy is important, as well as comedy and humor. “If you don’t have humor it’s really hard".

Study at The Department of Social Anthropology

RESEARCH IN FRONT

Identifying new class inequalities

Professor Don Kalb will establish a research group to do research on the escalating contradictions of the new global capitalism in China, the global South and Europe.

Fredrik Barth Memorial Lecture 2016: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

The title of this year's lecture is "Flows and boundaries in the Creole world".

PUBLICATIONS

Book launch at the Department of Social Anthropology

Several staff members from the Department of Social Anthropology have edited and written chapters in new books.

DISPUTATION

Disputation at the Department of Social Anthropology

On 23 November Tord Austdal from the Department of Social Anthropology defended his thesis.

Education

Students rate UiB as excellent

The University of Bergen has received an “Excellent International Student Satisfaction Award”.