Forskning ved Københavns Universitet - Københavns Universitet

Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen

Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen


Primære forskningsområder

As states across the world develop strategies for administering their aging populations, different assumptions and anxieties regarding the condition of old age are disclosed, across national-cultural settings. This is the outset of my current research as a postdoc at the Center for Healthy Aging. Particularly I am interested in the ways loneliness in recent years has been identified as one of the key threats to the well-being of the elderly in the Danish welfare society. Through my fieldwork among healthcare workers and solitary elderly men in the rural area of southern Sealand, I attempt to lay out the Danish configuration of what has been called the paradigm of “successful aging”.

Aktuel forskning

While health and ageing in Denmark take up most of my work, I am also currently working on the monograph ‘Cutting Cosmos: Paradoxes and Spectacular Events among the Bugkalot’. This book is based on an extended ethnographic fieldwork among the bugkalot speaking communities in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Eastern Luzon - a fieldwork that spurred my profound interest in the relationship between social isolation and masculinity. The book explores issues as diverse as cosmology, egalitarianism and ritual killing.  

I am currently member of the research groups ‘Conflict, Power and Politics’ and ‘Health and Life Conditions’.

Udvalgte publikationer

  1. Udgivet

    Chaosmology: Shamanism and personhood among the Bugkalot

    Mikkelsen, H. H., 2016, I : HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. 6, 1, s. 189-205

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  2. Udgivet

    Unthinkable Solitude: Successful Aging in Denmark through the Lacanian Real

    Mikkelsen, H. H., 2016, I : ETHOS: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology. 44, 4, s. 448-463

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  3. Defacing: Becoming by Killing

    Mikkelsen, H. H., 2013, Taming Time, Timing Death: social technologies and ritual. Refslund Christensen, D. & Willerslev, R. (red.). Ashgate, s. 231-246 16 s.

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  4. Udgivet

    Deliberate Perspectival Obstructions: Looking at Nothing in Papua New Guinea

    Mikkelsen, H. H. & Rasmussen, A. E., 2017, I : Ethnos. 82, 5, s. 867-885 19 s.

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