Egalitarianism: Forms, Processes, Comparisons

Egalitarianism collage

The Egalitarianism project is supported by the European Research Council through an Advanced Grant to Professor Bruce Kapferer, who is the academic director of the project.

Egalitarianism is a global comparative research project located in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen (UiB).

Sixteen research staff (including five PhD candidates) are engaged in the project concentrating on issues of socio-economic and political inequality.

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Recent publications from the Egalitarianism researchers

The ERC Advanced Grant Egalitarianism: Forms, Processes, Comparisons is entering its final project year and several important publications have recently appeared.

The UiB Magazine interview
Professor Bruce Kapferer

Bruce Kapferer: Exploring the true nature of inequality

With the pioneering Egalitarianism project, Professor Bruce Kapferer wanted to challenge conventions in anthropology and to redefine how inequality is viewed.

ERC advanced grant
Bruce Kapferer

Egalitarianism: Forms, Processes, Comparisons

Egalitarianism and Experimentation in a new Global Reality. Read about the Egalitarianism Project here.

ECONOMY UNBALANCED: Activist groups, such as the Occupy movement, are vocal in their protest against inequality and the increasing gap between rich and poor in many Western economies.

Equality in crisis

How does greater inequality create dividing lines in society? That is one of the central issues in Professor Bruce Kapferer’s new research project.

The Egalitarianism project
Ritual figures and futuristisc park, Singapore

Meet the researcher: Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen's research revolves around how political, social and cultural orders are expressed in changing cities. Read more about his project here.