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 somewht. The essay was written for the brand new International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Their website address is

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118924396

Do alert your librarian; this is a really useful and comprehensive resource, and not just for anthropologists!

Anthro in Norway IEA

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  1. Pingback: #anthropology roundup: “Interview: John Postill on his new book The Rise of the Nerds…. « Erkan's Field Diary

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