Henrik Erdman Vigh

Henrik Erdman 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. 2002
  2. Published

    Vold (Redaktør)

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman (ed.) & Danneskiold-Samsøe, S. (ed.), 2002, In : Tidsskriftet Antropologi. 46

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. 2003
  4. Published

    Navigating Terrains of War: Youth and soldiering in Guinea-Bissau

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2003, København: Institut for Antropologi. 250 p. (Ph. D.-række / Institut for Antropologi, Vol. 24).

    Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesisResearch

  5. 2004
  6. Published

    Introduktion til voldens antropologi: Fra erfaring til fællesskab.

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2004, In : Tidsskriftet Antropologi. 46, [2002], p. 3-15

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Vold

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman (ed.), 2004, København: Foreningen Stofskifte. 171 p. (Tidsskriftet Antropologi, Vol. 46).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

  8. 2006
  9. Published

    Introduction: Navigating youth, generating adulthood: Social becoming in an African context

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, Utas, M. & Christiansen, C., 2006, Navigating youth, generating adulthood: Social becoming in an African context. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet

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

  10. Published

    Navigating Terrains of War: Youth and soldiering in Guinea-Bissau

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2006, Oxford: Berghahn Books. 258 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    Navigating youth, generating adulthood: Social becoming in an African context

    Christiansen, C. (ed.), Vigh, Henrik Erdman (ed.) & Utas, M. (ed.), 2006, Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet. 272 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    Social death and violent life chances

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2006, Navigating youth generating adulthood: Social becoming in an African context. Christiansen, C., Utas, M. & Vigh, H. E. (eds.). Nordiska Afrikainstitutet

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  13. Published

    The Colour of Destruction: on Racialization, geno-globality and the Social Imaginary in Bissau

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2006, In : Anthropological Theory. 6, 4, p. 481-500 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  14. 2007
  15. Published

    Et barn på 34: om krig og social reintegration i Guinea Bissau

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2007, Unge liv i Syd: Beretninger om børn og unge i udviklingslande. Valentin, K. & Christiansen, C. (eds.). København: Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitetsforlag, p. 195-210

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  16. Published

    Usynlighed

    Turner, Simon & Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2007, In : Den Ny Verden - Tidsskrift for internationale studier. 2, p. 7-14

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

  17. Published

    Usynlighed

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman & Turner, S., 2007, In : Den Ny Verden - Tidsskrift for internationale studier. 40, 2, p. 7-14 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

  18. Published

    Usynlighed: Globaliseringens Blinde Vinkler

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2007, In : Den Ny Verden - Tidsskrift for internationale studier. 40, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

  19. Published

    Usynlighed: Globaliseringens Blinde Vinkler (Redaktør)

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman (ed.) & Turner, Simon (ed.), 2007, In : Den Ny Verden – Tidsskrift for internationale studier. 40, 2, 40.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  20. 2008
  21. Published

    Crisis and Chronicity: Anthropological Perspectives on Continuous Conflict and Decline

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2008, In : Ethnos. 72, 1, p. 5-25 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  22. Published

    Crisis and Chronicity

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2008, In : Ethnos. 73, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

  23. Published

    Introduction: Navigating Youth, Generating Adulthood

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2008, Navigating Youth, Generating Adulthood: Social Becoming in an African Context. Christiansen, C. & Utas, M. (eds.). Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, p. 9-30 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  24. Youth soldiers

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2008, New encyclopedia of Africa. Miller, J. C. (ed.). Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopedia chapterResearch

  25. 2009
  26. Published

    Conflictual Motion and Political Inertia: on Rebellions and Revolutions in Bissau and Beyond

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2009, In : African Studies Review. 52, 2, p. 143-164 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  27. Published

    Motion Squared: A Second look at the Concept of Social Navigation

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2009, In : Anthropological Theory. 9, 4, p. 419-438 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  28. Published

    Wayward Migration: On Imagined Futures and Technological Voids

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2009, In : Ethnos. 74, 1, p. 91-109 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  29. 2010
  30. Published

    Youth Mobilisation as Social Navigation: Reflections on the concept of dubriagem

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2010, In : Cadernos de Estudos Aricanos. 18/19, p. 139-164 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  31. 2011
  32. Published

    Vigilance: On Conflict, Social Invisibility, and Negative Potentiality

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2011, In : Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. 55, 3, p. 93-114 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  33. Published

    Wayward Migration: On Imagined Futures and Technological Voids

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2011, Migration and Culture. Cohen, R. & Jónsson, G. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 688-706 19 p.

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

  34. 2012
  35. Published

    Adaptive lives. Navigating the global food crisis in a changing climate

    Nielsen, J. Ø. & Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2012, In : Global Environmental Change. 22, 3, p. 659-669 111 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  36. Published

    Critical States and Cocaine Connections

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2012, African Conflicts and Informal Power: Big Men and Networks. Utas, M. (ed.). London: Zed Books, p. 137-157 21 p.

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

  37. 2013
  38. Published

    Den ontologiske blænding: om den ontologiske vendings metodiske og politiske problemer

    Sausdal, David & Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2013, In : Tidsskriftet Antropologi. 67, p. 101-119 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  39. 2014
  40. Published

    From essence back to existence: Anthropology beyond the ontological turn

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman & Sausdal, David, 1 Apr 2014, In : Anthropological Theory. 14, 1, p. 49-73 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  41. Published

    Origin and Evolution of European Community-Acquired Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

    Stegger, M., Wirth, T., Andersen, P. S., Skov, R. L., De Grassi, A., Martins Simões, P., Tristan, A., Petersen, A., Aziz, M., Kiil, K., Cirkovic, I., Udo, E. E., del Campo, R., Vuopio-Varkila, J., Ahmad, N., Tokajian, S., Peters, G., Schaumburg, F., Olsson-Liljequist, B., Givskov, M., Driebe, E. E., Vigh, Henrik Erdman, Shittu, A., Ramdani-Bougessa, N., Rasigade, J., Price, L. B., Vandenesch, F., Larsen, A. R. & Laurent, F., 26 Aug 2014, In : mBio (Print). 5, 5, p. 1-12 12 p., e01044-14.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  42. Published

    La Marge au Centre: sur les réseaux, la cocaïne et le crime transnational à Bissau

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 3 Sep 2014, In : Socio. 1, 3, p. 289-313 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  43. Published

    Social Invisibility and Political Opacity: on perceptiveness and apprehension in Bissau

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, Oct 2014, Ethnographic of Uncertainty in Africa. Cooper, E. & Pratten, D. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 111-129 18 p.

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

  44. 2015
  45. Published

    Mobile Misfortune

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 11 Jun 2015, In : Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research. 7, 2, p. 233-253 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  46. Published

    Editorial

    Grassing, E., Horstmann, A., Segal, L. B., Stade, R. & Vigh, Henrik Erdman, Dec 2015, In : Conflict and Society. 1, 1, p. 1-3 3 p., 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

  47. Published

    Militantly Well

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 23 Dec 2015, In : HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. 5, 3, p. 93-110 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  48. 2016
  49. Published

    Displaced without Moving

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman & Helweg Ovesen, S., 2016, An Age of Our Own Making. Helweg Ovesen, S. & Soh Bejeng Ndikung, B. (eds.). The Green Box, p. 31-38

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterCommunication

  50. Published

    Introduction: The Dialectics of Displacement and Emplacement

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman & Bjarnesen, J., 2016, In : Conflict and Society. 2, 1, p. 9-15 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  51. Published

    Life's Trampoline: On Nullification and Cocaine Migration in Bissau

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2016, Affective Circuits: African Migrations to Europe and the Pursuit of social Regeneration. Cole, J. & Groes, C. (eds.). University of Chicago Press

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

  52. Published

    Mobilização e mobilidade social: uma análise da milícia Aguenta

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2016, In : Soronda. 1, a, p. 145-176 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  53. Published

    Theme Section: The Dialectics of Displacement and Emplacement (Editor)

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman (ed.) & Bjarnesen, J. (ed.), 2016, In : Conflict and Society: Advances in Research. 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  54. 2017
  55. Published

    Caring through crime: Ethical ambivalence and the cocaine trade in Bissau

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2017, In : Africa. 87, 3, p. 479-495

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  56. Published

    From Warlord to Drug Lord: the life of João Bernardo ‘Nino’ Vieira

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2017, Warlord Democrats in Africa: Ex-Military Leaders and Electoral Politics. Themnér, A. (ed.). London: Zed Books, p. 156-176

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

  57. Published

    Militantly well

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2017, Values of Happiness: Toward an anthropology of purpose in life. Kavedžija, I., Walker, H. & Robbins, J. (eds.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. 215-236

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

  58. Published

    Radicalized Youth: Oppositional Poses and Positions

    Utas, M. & Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2017, Africa’s Insurgents: Navigating an Evolving Landscape. Bøås, M. & Dunn, K. C. (eds.). Lynne Rienner Publishers

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

  59. 2018
  60. Published

    Contorted Environments and Distorted Being

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2018, Distortion: Social Processes Beyond the Structured and Systemic. Rapport, N. (ed.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 29-44 (Routledge Studies in Anthropology, Vol. 43).

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

  61. Published

    Displaced Utopia: on marginalisation, migration and emplacement in Bissau

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2018, In : Identities - Global Studies in Culture and Power. 25, 2, p. 192-209 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  62. Published

    Introduction: Sporadically Radical

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman & Jensen, S. B., 2018, Sporadically Radical: Ethnographies of Organised Violence and Militant Mobilization. Jensen, S. & Vigh, H. (eds.). Museum Tusculanum, Vol. 5. p. 7-38 (Critical Anthropology).

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

  63. Published

    Lives opposed: perceptivity and tacticality in conflict and crime

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2018, In : Social Anthropology - Anthropologie Sociale. 26, 4, p. 487-501

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  64. Published

    Peripheral Participants: Thinking through distortion, displacement, nullification

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2018

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearchpeer-review

  65. Published

    Social Closure and Militant Openings: Tangentiality, homology and the struggle for social being

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2018, Sporadically Radical: Ethnographies of Organised Violence and Militant Mobilization. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum, p. 39-61 (Critical anthropology, Vol. 5).

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

  66. Published

    Sporadically Radical: Ethnographies of Organised Violence and Militant Mobilization

    Jensen, S. (ed.) & Vigh, Henrik Erdman (ed.), 2018, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum. 274 p. (Critical anthropology, Vol. 5).

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

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