Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift

From Prof Christine M. Jacobsen (University of Bergen, Norway) fine and insightful review of my monograph ‘Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia’ (London and New York: Zed Books, 2014) in the latest edition of the Norwegian anthropological journal Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift (NAT) 27 (1) 2016: 83-84.¬†Highlights in translation: “Bangstad’s engaged anthropology can be read as a response to what Thomas Hylland Eriksen asked for in the book ‘Engaging Anthropology’ – namely an anthropology more relevant to “the world outside”, [an anthropology] which addresses a general intellectual public rather than anthropological peers in a narrow sense, and [one which] emphasizes narration over analysis. The book is a solid piece of empirical work which documents an important field into which anthropologists have hitherto rarely ventured, and provides an important contribution to both the debate about how to understand [the terror attacks of] 22/7 and to larger debates relating to some of the most central dilemmas in present Western liberal secular democracies.”