Escalations: A Comparative Study of Accelerating Change



This project aims to understand and theorize escalating processes from an
anthropological perspective. Through a comparison of different ethnographic settings, the project
examines shared features of contemporary escalations, defined as accelerating and unpredictable
changes that involve transformations of scale, intense imaginations of past and future and ripple
effects. In the project, escalations will be examined from the vantage point of the Mongolian mining
boom, Danish Muslims’ engagement in the Arab Spring and the monsoon in India. A comparison of
these settings – enabled by a project design of coordinated field methods and shared theoretical
concepts – facilitates an understanding of the nature of escalations in specific settings and as a
general phenomenon. An understanding of this may be crucial for grasping the dynamics of the
unprecedented change emerging in the 21st century.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/09/201401/09/2019


  • 1 Organisering af eller deltagelse i konference


Anja Kublitz (Arrangør)
11 okt. 201712 okt. 2017

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i faglig begivenhedOrganisering af eller deltagelse i konference


  • 1 Bidrag til bog/antologi
  • 1 Paper uden forlag/tidsskrift

The Rhythm of Rupture: Attunement among Danish Jihadists

Kublitz, A., 2019, Ruptures : Anthropologies of Discontinuity in Times of Turmoil. Holbraad, M., Kapferer, B. & Sauma, J. (red.). London: UCL Press, s. 174-192 19 s.

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  • The Miracle: Escalations among Danish Jihadists

    Kublitz, A., 12 okt. 2017.

    Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaper uden forlag/tidsskriftForskningpeer review