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. 2019
  2. Published

    Anthropological criminology 2.0: Ethnographies of global crime and criminalization

    Sausdal, David & Vigh, Henrik Erdman, Dec 2019, In : Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. 85, p. 1-14

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Displaced Without Moving: Loyalism and Democratic Haunting in Northern Ireland

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2019, Historical Perspectives on Democracies and their Adversaries. Augusteijn, J., Hijzen, J. & de Vries, M. (eds.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 215-235 (Palgrave Studies in Political History).

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

  4. Published

    Introduction: Anthropological criminology 2.0

    Sausdal, David & Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2019, In : Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. 85, p. 1-14

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Life in the ant trails: Cocaine and caustic circuits in Bissau

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2019, In : Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. 2019, 85, p. 15-25

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. 2018
  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Published

    Peripheral Participants: Thinking through distortion, displacement, nullification

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman, 2018

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearchpeer-review

  12. 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

  13. 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/ReportAnthology

  14. Published

    The anthropology of crime

    Vigh, Henrik Erdman & Sausdal, David, 2018, Handbook of political anthropology. Wydra, H. & Thomassen, B. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 441-461

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

  15. 2017
  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 2016
  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 2015
  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 2014
  31. 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

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