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. 2017
  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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