Dr Arnar Árnason

Dr Arnar Árnason
BA, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer

I am currently accepting PhDs in Anthropology.

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Dr Arnar Árnason
Dr Arnar Árnason

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Biography

Arnar Árnason was appointed lecturer in social anthropology in the Department in September 2004. He has a B.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of Iceland, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Social Anthropology from the University of Durham, England. He has carried out fieldwork in England, Japan, Iceland and Scotland.

His research interests include:

  • death, emotion, and psychotherapy and the politics thereof;
  • trauma
  • subjectivities/subjection;
  • narratives, memory and forgetting;
  • embodiment;
  • identity and landscape
Research

Research Areas

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Specialisms

  • Anthropology

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International


Current Research

Care in Funerals | The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History | The University of Aberdeen (abdn.ac.uk)


Supervision

My current supervision areas are: Anthropology.


Research Funding and Grants

Care in Funerals | The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History | The University of Aberdeen (abdn.ac.uk)

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

  • AT3006 Doing Anthropological Research
  • AT3501 Anthropological Theory
  • AT5001 Philosophy and Methods of Research in Social Anthropology, Ethnology and Cultural History I
  • SL5007 Methodology, Theory and Ethics
Publications

Publications 

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  • A tale of two deaths: Spectacular death and the scene of pain

    Arnason, A.

    The age of spectacular death. Jacobsen, M. (ed.). 1st edition. Routledge, pp. 144-161, 17 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • His father came to him in his sleep: an essay on Enlightenment, mortalities and immortalities in Iceland

    Arnason, A.

    An anthropology of the Enlightenment. Rapport, N., Wardle, H. (eds.). Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 37-50, 14 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Aa drepe den siste geirfugl: Om artsdod og nye beginnelser (To kill the last garefowl)

    Arnason, A., Ween, G.

    Kollaps. Dreyers Forlag, pp. 99-108, 10 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Death and Burial

    Arnason, A.

    The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Callan, H. (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Death and Governmentality in Iceland: Neo-liberalism, Grief and the Nation-form

    Arnason, A., Hafsteinsson, S. B.

    University of Iceland Press, Reykjavík

    Books and Reports: Books

  • The idea of gardening and landscape restoration in Iceland

    Arnason, A., Kuprian, A.

    Journal of Scottish Thought, vol. 9, pp. 139-159

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Between the past and the future: Migration and melancholic nationalism in Iceland

    Arnason, A.

    Migration and Mental Health. Harper, M. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 201-220, 20 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Speeding Towards the Future through the Past: Landscape, Movement and National Identity

    Arnason, A., Hafsteinsson, S. B., Gretarsdottir, T., Schram, K., Kjartansdottir, K.

    Landscape Research, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 23-38

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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