Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Roots and feet identity in a changing time

What forms us? Genes or culture? According to Thomas Hylland Eriksen; both. In this book he discusses the problems of identity in a time marked by both globalization and nationalism.

Among the many questions the book poses, are: What is the debate on arranged marriage, at its deepest, really about? Are there both a good and a bad form of nationalism? Why aren't television and the internet leading to the growth of a global feeling of identity? How come the right to an independent identity has become a contested value in the world?

Aschehoug 2004
227 pages

So far sold to:
Denmark, Latvia, Sweden

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo and the author of numerous books on anthropological and cultural issues, including Small Places, Large Issues and Tyranny of the Moment, which have both enjoyed tremendous success in Norway and abroad.

From 1993 to 2001 he was affiliated with the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo. His research spans ethnic relations, nation building and cultural dynamism in multicultural societies and he has written several books on such subjects. He has carried out field work in Mauritius and Trinidad.

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Edited December 22, 2017 by Oslo Literary Agency