Barth, Fredrik

Social anthropologist Fredrik Barth (1928) is one of the few Norwegian social scientists who have distinguished themselves internationally, and he has been of great importance to the development of modern Norwegain social science. Barth studied in Chicago and Cambridge, where he wrote his PhD thesis in 1957. He was Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen between 1965 an 1974, before becoming Professor at the University of Oslo and manager of the Ethnographic Museum. Barth has conducted field work in Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Norway, Baluchistan, Sudan, New Guinea, Oman, Bali and Bhutan. He has written numerous books and articles on anthropological ecology, political organisation, non-European economics, comparative religious theory and anthropological theory.

Selected bibliography & translations

Year Norwegian title English Title Rights sold to Foreign publisher
1994 Manifestasjon og prosess Manifestations and Processes
1991 Andres liv - og vĂ¥rt eget Other people's lives - and our own
1985 The Last Wali of Swat. An Autobiography as told to Fredrik Barth. The Last Wali of Swat
1978 Scale and Social Organization Scale and Social Organization
1975 Ritual and knowledge among the Baktaman of New Guinea Ritual and Knowledge among the Baktaman of New Guinea
1971 Mennesket som samfunnsborger The Human as Citizen
1969 Ethnic Groups and Boundaries. The Social Organization of Culture Difference Ethnic Groups and Boundaries
Brazilian Portuguese Editora UNESP
British English Uitgeverij Acco
British English Amsterdam University Press
Chinese (complex) The Commercial Press
Greek Stucti Publisher
Italian Rosenberg & Sellier, Torino
Macedonian Mehopa
Polish PWN, Warsaw
Russian Novoe izdatelstvo 000, Moscow
Spanish Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico City
Turkish Baglam Yayinlari, Istanbul
1963 The Role of the Entrepreneur in Social Change in Northern Norway The Role of the Entrepreneur in Social Change in Northern Norway
1961 Nomads of South Persia. The Basseri tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy Nomads of South Persia

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