Anthropology in Norway – a potted history
Taking a few steps back, I used the invitation to write an essay about anthropology in Norway as a pretext for delving slightly more deeply into the beginnings – from Eilert Sundt to Gutorm Gjessing – than what is usual. In many renderings of the history of Norwegian anthropology, the time before the mid 1950s is considered a dark age or black hole, and I’ve tried to modify the picture somewhat. The essay was written for the brand new International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Their website can be found here.
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Anthropology, Norway in, by Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Edited by Hilary Callan.
© 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2018 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. DOI: 10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1553