Department of Sociology

News archive for Department of Sociology

Professor Karen Christensen has been invited to edit the 'Handbook on Care Work Around the World' to be published in 2017.
The book New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India (Oxford University Press), which associate professor Alf Gunvald Nilsen has co-edited with Srila Roy (University of the Witwatersrand) was the subject of events in both Oslo and Copenhagen last week.
Post. Doc. Vegard Jarness' article on the link between class-structured lifestyle differences and social closure, will be published in the forthcomming issue of Sociology.
Together with Uday Chandra from Max Planck in Germany, Nielsen has co-edited the special issue ‘Rethinking Resistance: Subaltern Politics and the State in Contemporary India
Kenneth Bo Nielsen has just reviewed two monographs on the politics of land acquisition and industrialisation in India, in "Contemporary South Asia" and "South Asia" respectively.
Nielsen writes about the political fallouts of constructing a new airport in Goa, in the Indian journal Economic and Political Weekly,
Nilsen continues his series of posts on the blog Progress in Political Economy.
UiB Global's SPIRE-funds are intended to promote international collaboration in the field of development research at the University of Bergen.
Associate Professor Alf Gunvald Nilsen has published a new book with Oxford University Press.
In the new issue of Sosiolognytt, Alf Gunvald Nilsen writes about welfare research in the world's largest democracy - in other words India.
Alf Gunvald Nilsen and Laurence Cox have contributed three major posts about their book on Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism
Alf Gunvald Nilsen has recently published an article in Journal of Contemporary Asia. The article is part of a special issue that investigates popular resistance and political protest in India, both historically and in the contemporary context.
Last week's Greek electoral earthquake has left in its wake a wave of hope that an alternative to neoliberalist orthodoxy is possible. Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen examine the prospects of further breakthroughs elsewhere in Europe.
PhD canidate Kaja Reegaard has published an article in the latest issue of Vocations and Learning.
Postdoctor Miia Bask has published an article in Social Indicators Resarch on accumulation and persitence of welfare problems based on longitudinal analysis' of a data-set from Sweeden.
Ann Nilsen at The Department of Sociology has published a new article in the latest edition of Families, Relationships and Societies.
The book "We Make Our Own History: Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism" was launched in London in november. See video here.
In a new volume titled "The Routledge Companion to Bourdieu’s 'Distinction" three researchers from the Department of Sociology contributes with the chapter "Cultural Distinctions in an Egalitarian Society".