Henrik Erdman Vigh
Øster Farimagsgade 5, Opgang E, København K, 16 Øster Farimagsgade 5, Building: 16-0-18
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
- PublishedVigh, Henrik Erdman, 2008, In: Ethnos. 72, 1, p. 5-25 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review
- PublishedVigh, 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 proceeding › Book chapter › Research