Thursday, July 04, 2002

A delightful little hypertext for Norwegian readers: Thomas Hylland Eriksen's: Bivirkninger, en tekstlabyrint (Side-effects, a text-labyrith).

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is one of the more colourful Norwegian scholars: a social anthropologist who likes to comment on Norwegian culture, exploring Norwegian popular and common culture and scrutinising it from the viewpoint of a very well trained and quite sophisticated academic. This makes irony almost inevitable, because who can take either position seriously without choosing between them? But that's one of the things I love when I read his writing: that little voice of rebellion against both his roles - or all.

(link by way of Trygve)

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