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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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