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Sustainable Futures: New Directions in Environmental Anthropology

You will find information about the course in the syllabus in the right-hand column.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    To be announced

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.


    Blanchette, A. (2020) Porkopolis: American Animality, Standardized Life, and the Factory Farm, Duke University Press. (320 pp)

    Cadena, Marisol de la, 2015, Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice Across Andean Worlds, Duke University Press. (285 pp)

    Li, Tania Murray, 2014, Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier, Duke University Press. (250 pp)

    Tsing, A., 2015, The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life  in Capitalist Ruins, Princeton University Press. (290pp) 


    Chao, S., 2018, “In the Shadow of the Palm: Dispersed Ontologies among Marind, West Papua.”Cultural Anthropology.33(4): 621 –649.

    Gagliano, M. et al., 2017, “Introduction”, The Language of Plants. Minneapolis and London: Minnesota University Press (Introduction available online).

    Haraway, D. et al, 2016, ”Anthropologists are Talking – About the Anthropocene”, Ethnos, 81(3):535-564.

    Hornborg, A, 2017, Dithering when the planet burns: Anthropologists’ approaches to the Anthropocene, Reviews in Anthropology, Vol. 46(2-3):61-77.

    Ingold, T., 2013 “Anthropology Beyond Humanity”, Suomen Anthropology: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, 38(3):5-23. 

    Karlsson, B. G., 2015, ”Political Ecology: Anthropological Approaches”, Enc. of Social and Behavioral Sciences (provided by department).

    Kirksey, E ed., 2014, The Multispecies Salon, Durham and London: Duke University Press, (Introduction of the book is available online,, pp. 1-33). 

    Latour, Bruno, 2014, ”Anthropology at the Time of Anthropocene – a personal view of what is to be studied”, special lecture at AAA, Washington 2014. (provided by department).

    Lien M. E. and Law, J., 2011, ”Emergent Aliens: On Salmon, Nature and their Enactment”, Ethnos, Vol. 76(1): 65-87.

    Lien, M. E. & G. Pålsson (2021) “Ethnography Beyond the Human: The Other-than-Human in Ethnographic Work”, Ethnos, Vol. 86(1):1-20.