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"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".

NEWS | UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

Anthropologists in Bergen consolidate position

For the second consecutive year, the anthropology environment at the University of Bergen is in the QS by Subject top 100.

News

Launch of Energy Anthropology Network

Bringing together scientists and practitioners with common interest on energy, and to support new approaches to energy questions is at the core of the new Energy Anthropology Network that was launched at University of Bergen this week.

News

What do the rocks say?

A new film category at the department opens with a paper by Professor Olaf H. Smedal given at the AAA Conference in 2014. With the help of anthropological film producers and colleagues Rolf Scott and Frode Storaas, the paper is now available as a screen version.

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.

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.