Henrik Vigh

Henrik Vigh

Professor

Introductory remarks on publicationslist

Reviews: Navigating Terrains of War: youth and soldiering in Guinea-Bissau (2006) Oxford/New York: Berghahn

"For the increasingly numerous anthropologists [specializing in Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology] Henrik Vigh's book on young combatants in the war in Guinea-Bissau should be compulsory reading material."JRAI

"The book is remarkably successful in this ambitious endeavour [to address the tensions between structure and agency through the author's concept of social navigation] because it combines solidly researched and eloquently formulated ethnography with engagement of a wide range of theory.... it merits a cover-to-cover read."Journal of Peace Research

"In his excellent [book], Vigh offers a sophisticated and highly insightful analysis of mobilization and soldiering among contemporary urban African youths...This is a very welcome empirically based and theoretically sophisticated contribution to our understanding of one of Africa's recent ‘small wars'."Social Anthropology

"Though written accessibly, its principal preoccupations are theoretical. Vigh draws on a range of theorists... [and] social philosophers...Along the way he provides useful excursions through the literature on contemporary violence and African liberation movements...[The book] is among the most exciting and important contributions available today."Ethnos

"Navigating Terrain of Wars represents a vivid effort to understand the complex world of war and poverty. In this masterful work, Vigh [...] poses not only poignant questions respecting the unresolved frustrations of an entire generation that passed politically from left to right, but also provides a serious framework to understand how violence works. This is, undoubtedly, one of the best books I have ever read in these types of topics. Magisterially explained throughout the ten chapters that form the project, Vigh reveals how poverty is conducive to warfare." Essays in Philosophy


  1. 2022
  2. Published

    Tangier heat: On migrant vulnerability and social thermology

    Richter, L. & Vigh, Henrik, 31 Mar 2022, In: Ethnography.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Submitted

    Anthropological love and normative blindness. On perpetration and ethnographic unease

    Korsby, Trine Mygind & Vigh, Henrik, 2022, (Submitted) In: Current Anthropology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Security and the Anthropology of Potentiality

    Vigh, Henrik, 2022, Translations of Security: A framework or the study of unwanted futures. Berling, T. V., Gad, U. P., Petersen, K. L. & Wæver, O. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 95-103 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Slow Crisis in Bissau and Beyond

    Vigh, Henrik, 2022, In: Global Discourse: An interdisciplinary journal of current affairs.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. 2021
  7. Published

    La Muerte Social y las Violentas Oportunidades de Vida

    Vigh, Henrik, 7 Mar 2021, In: Encartes. 4, 7, p. 229 264 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Bandits Fall from Grace: Liberation heroes and alter-politics in Bissau

    Vigh, Henrik, 2021, In: Terrain. 74.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Constant Crisis

    Orning, H. J. & Vigh, Henrik, 2021, Medieval and Modern Civil Wars: A Comparative Perspective. Sigurðsson, J. V. & Orning, H. J. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 1-33

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Critical Stasis and Disruptive Performances: ICJ and the Anwar, R. trial in Koblenz

    Koleva, Petya Mitkova & Vigh, Henrik, 2021, In: Theoretical Criminology. 25, 3, p. 437-453

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    Global Crime Ethnographies: Three suggestions for a criminology that truly travels

    Vigh, Henrik & Sausdal, D., 2021, The Oxford Handbook of Ethnographies of Crime and Criminal Justice. Bucerius, S., Haggerty, K. D. & Berardi, L. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 171-194 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    Who Is the Enemy? Multipolar micropolitics

    Sigurdsson, J. V. & Vigh, Henrik, 2021, Medieval and Modern Civil Wars: A Comparative Perspective. Sigurđsson, J. V. & Orning, H. J. (eds.). Boston: Brill, p. 34-61 27 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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