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Mikkel Bunkenborg

Mikkel Bunkenborg

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

Contemporary Chinese society and the anthropology of the sinophone world with a special emphasis on the following five areas.

  • Bodies, health, and medicine
  • Religion, ritual, and politics in rural China
  • Chinese projects outside China proper and emerging relations of intimacy
  • Material things such as incense, infrastructure, and natural resources
  • Ethnographic methods and anthropological theory

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Emptiness and Fullness: Ethnographies of Lack and Desire in Contemporary China

    Bregnbæk, S. (ed.) & Bunkenborg, M. (ed.) Jul 2017 Berghahn Books. 155 p. (Studies in Social Analysis, Vol. 2).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewAnthology

  2. Published

    Incense and the Magic of Disappearances

    Bunkenborg, M. 2015 Between Magic and Rationality: On the Limits of Reason in the Modern World. Steffen, V., Jöhncke, S. & Raahauge, K. M. (eds.). Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum, p. 175-195 21 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  3. Published

    From Metaphors of Empire to Enactments of State: Popular Religious Movements and Health in Rural North China

    Bunkenborg, M. 2014 In : positions. 22, 3, p. 573-602 30 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    Subhealth: Questioning the Quality of Bodies in Contemporary China

    Bunkenborg, M. 2014 In : Medical Anthropology. 33, 2, p. 128-143 16 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    Roads that Separate: Sino-Mongolian Relations in the Inner Asian Desert

    Pedersen, M. A. & Bunkenborg, M. 14 Sep 2012 In : Mobilities. 7, 4, p. 555-569 15 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  6. Published

    The Ethnographic Expedition 2.0: Resurrecting the Expedition as a Social Scientific Research Method

    Bunkenborg, M. & Pedersen, M. A. 2012 Scientists and Scholars in the Field: Studies in the History of Fieldwork and Expeditions. Nielsen, K. H., Harbsmeier, M. & Ries, C. J. (eds.). Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, p. 415-429 15 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

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