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Lars Højer

Lars Højer

Lektor, viceinstitutleder

My research combines a focus on Inner Asia, mainly Mongolia, with a general interest in anthropological theory. I have always been interested in a variety of subjects – exchange/sociality, economic anthropology, postsocialism, magic/witchcraft, gossip, paranoia and political culture – but my research has almost always, in one way or the other, also been concerned with understanding processes of (radical postsocialist) transition. Besides my long-term interest in Mongolia, I have also previously carried out research on issues related to the Uyghurs and Western China.

I am currently Deputy Head of Department, Head of Center for Comparative Culture Studies and PI of a 3-year research project on “Escalations: A Comparative Ethnographic Study of Accelerating Change” (funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities). In this project, we aim to theorize sudden acceleration change through ethnographic studies in Denmark, Mongolia, India and the Middle East.

Udvalgte publikationer

  1. Accepteret/In press

    Urban Hunters: Dealing and Dreaming in Times of Transition

    Højer, L. & Pedersen, M. A. 2019 (Accepteret/In press) Yale University Press.

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportBogForskningfagfællebedømt

  2. Udgivet

    Escalations: Theorizing Sudden Accelerating Change

    Højer, L., Kublitz, A., Puri, S. S. & Bandak, A. 2018 I : Anthropological Theory. 18, 1, s. 36-58 22 s., 2

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  3. Udgivet

    Introduction: The Power of Example

    Højer, L. & Bandak, A. maj 2015 I : Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. s. 1-17 18 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

Udvalgte aktiviteter

  1. Escalations

    Højer, L. (Arrangør)
    11 okt. 201712 okt. 2017

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedOrganisation af og deltagelse i konference

  2. Antinomies of Vagueness: Exploring obscurity, vacancy and ambiguity as cultural resource

    Højer, L. (Inviteret foredragsholder)
    21 apr. 2017

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedOrganisation af og deltagelse i konference

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