Kenneth Bo Nielsen

Researcher and Network Coordinator

Academic Interests

Contemporary rural social movements in India with a particular focus on questions of land acquistion, displacement and resistance. Research interests also include Indian politics in general as well as migration and dispora politics.

I also currently coordinate Asianettverket, the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies

Courses taught

Background

  • MA in anthropology from the University of Copenhagen in 2005.
  • PhD in anthropology from the University of Oslo in 2014.

 

Tags: Poverty, Rights, Gender, Asia, India

Publications

  • Hansen, Arve & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2017). Wheels of change: cars, automobility and development in Asia, In Arve Hansen & Kenneth Bo Nielsen (ed.),  Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of Change.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138930704.  Chapter 1.  s 3 - 14
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2017). Unclean Slates: Greenfield Development, Land Dispossession, and EIA Struggles in Goa. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.  ISSN 0085-6401.  40(4)
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Bedi, Heather P. (2017). The Regional Identity Politics of India’s New Land Wars: Land, Food, and Popular Mobilisation in Goa and West Bengal. Environment and planning A.  ISSN 0308-518X.  49(10)
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Bedi, Heather P. & Da Silva, Solano Jose Savio (2017). Enabling the Great Goan Land Grab. Economic and Political Weekly.  ISSN 0012-9976.  52(41)
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Da Silva, Solano Jose Savio (2017). Golden or Green? Growth Infrastructures and Resistance in Goa, In Tereza Kuldova & Mathew Akkanad Varghese (ed.),  Urban Utopias: Excess and Expulsion in Neoliberal South Asia.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-319-47622-3.  4.  s 53 - 74
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Majumder, Sarasij (2017). ‘Should the Son of a Farmer Always Remain a Farmer?’ The Ambivalence of Industrialisation and Resistance in West Bengal, In Kenneth Bo Nielsen & Patrik Oskarsson (ed.),  Industrialising Rural India: Land, policy and resistance.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138936713.  4.  s 63 - 82
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Nilsen, Alf Gunvald (2017). Law-Struggles, Law-Making and the Politics of Hegemony in Neoliberal India: Towards a Critical Perspective on the 2013 Land Acquisition Act, In Anthony P D'Costa & Achin Chakraborty (ed.),  The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780198792444.  Kapittel 5.  s 129 - 150
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Oskarsson, Patrik (2017). Industrialising Rural India: Land, Policy and Resistance, In Kenneth Bo Nielsen & Patrik Oskarsson (ed.),  Industrialising Rural India: Land, policy and resistance.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138936713.  1.  s 3 - 18
  • Hansen, Arve; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Wilhite, Harold Langford (2016). Staying Cool, Looking Good, Moving Around: Consumption, Sustainability and the ‘Rise of the South’. Forum for Development Studies.  ISSN 0803-9410.  43(1), s 5- 25 . doi: 10.1080/08039410.2015.1134640 Full text in Research Archive
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2016). Mamata Banerjee: Redefining Female Leadership, In Arild Engelsen Ruud & Geir Heierstad (ed.),  India's democracies : diversity, co-optation, resistance.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02689-3.  5.  s 101 - 134
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2016). Managing 'Communities' of Resistance: Negotiating Caste and Class in an Anti-land Acquisition Movement in West Bengal, In Uday Chandra & Daniel Taghioff (ed.),  Staking Claims: The Politics of Social Movements in Contemporary Rural India.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 0199467773.  5.  s 165 - 199
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2016). The Politics of Caste and Class in Singur’s Anti-Land Acquisition Struggle, In Kenneth Bo Nielsen; Geir Heierstad & Uday Chandra (ed.),  The Politics of Caste in West Bengal.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-892148-1.  6.  s 125 - 146
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2016). The everyday politics of India’s “land wars” in rural eastern India. Focaal: journal of global and historical anthropology.  ISSN 0920-1297.  2016(75), s 105- 118 . doi: 10.3167/fcl.2016.750108
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Heierstad, Geir & Chandra, Uday (2016). Introduction, In Kenneth Bo Nielsen; Geir Heierstad & Uday Chandra (ed.),  The Politics of Caste in West Bengal.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-892148-1.  Introduction.  s 1 - 18 Full text in Research Archive
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Nilsen, Alf Gunvald (2016). Conclusion, In Alf Gunvald Nilsen & Kenneth Bo Nielsen (ed.),  Social Movements and the State in India: Deepening Democracy?.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-59132-6.  12.  s 269 - 275
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Oskarsson, Patrik (2016). Development deadlocks of the New Indian State. Economic and Political Weekly.  ISSN 0012-9976.  51(4), s 67- 69
  • Nilsen, Alf Gunvald & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2016). Social Movements, State Formation and Democracy in India: An Introduction, In Alf Gunvald Nilsen & Kenneth Bo Nielsen (ed.),  Social Movements and the State in India: Deepening Democracy?.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-59132-6.  1.  s 1 - 23
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Between peasant utopia and neoliberal dreams: industrialisation and its discontents in emerging India, In Arve Hansen & Ulrikke Bryn Wethal (ed.),  Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability: Theories, strategies, local realities.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-74732-5.  6.  s 79 - 91
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). 'Community' and the Politics of Caste, Class, and Representation in the Singur Movement, West Bengal, In Alf Gunvald Nilsen & Srila Roy (ed.),  New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 0199457557.  8.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Law and Larai: The (De)Judicialisation of Subaltern Resistance in West Bengal. Journal of Contemporary Asia.  ISSN 0047-2336.  45(4), s 618- 639
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Mopa Airport Woes . Economic and Political Weekly.  ISSN 0012-9976.  50(24)
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Nilsen, Alf Gunvald (2015). Law struggles and hegemonic processes in neoliberal India: gramscian reflections on land acquisition legislation. Globalizations.  ISSN 1474-7731.  12(2), s 203- 216 . doi: 10.1080/14747731.2014.937084
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Wilhite, Harold Langford (2015). The rise and fall of the ‘people's car’: middle-class aspirations, status and mobile symbolism in ‘New India’. Contemporary South Asia.  ISSN 0958-4935.  23(4), s 371- 387 . doi: 10.1080/09584935.2015.1090951
  • Hansen, Arve & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Cars of Future Past in Vietnam and India. Tvergastein.  ISSN 1893-5605.  4, s 72- 79
  • Madsen, Stig Toft & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Hindutva and Its Discontents in Denmark, In Ester Gallo (ed.),  Migration and Religion in Europe: Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences.  Ashgate.  ISBN 978-1-4094-2973-9.  8.  s 155 - 170
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Women’s Activism in the Singur Movement, West Bengal, In Kenneth Bo Nielsen & Anne Waldrop (ed.),  Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India.  Anthem Press.  ISBN 9781783082698.  13.  s 203 - 218

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  • Hansen, Arve & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (ed.) (2017). Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of Change. Routledge.  ISBN 9781138930704.  202 s.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Oskarsson, Patrik (ed.) (2017). Industrialising Rural India: Land, policy and resistance. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138936713.  200 s.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Heierstad, Geir & Chandra, Uday (ed.) (2016). The Politics of Caste in West Bengal. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-892148-1.  265 s.
  • Nilsen, Alf Gunvald & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (ed.) (2016). Social Movements and the State in India: Deepening Democracy?. Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-59132-6.  379 s.

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  • Ruud, Arild Engelsen; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Heierstad, Geir; Flåten, Lars Tore & Samuelsen, Guro Warhuus (2017). Demokratisk jubileum med bismak. Avisa Vårt land.
  • Ruud, Arild Engelsen; Samuelsen, Guro Warhuus; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2017). De usikre alliansenes tid. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Heierstad, Geir & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2016). India's smart cities . Tvergastein.  ISSN 1893-5605.  (7), s 11- 17
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Hansen, Arve (2016, 02. oktober). Bilene endrer byene i Kina. [Internett].  Forskning.no.
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Hansen, Arve (2016, 28. september). How cars have transformed China. [Tidsskrift].  NordicScience.
  • Jakobsen, Jostein & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2016). En mors død . Fokus India.
  • Jakobsen, Jostein & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2016). Hvem er den indiske bonden? . Rødt!.  ISSN 1504-4777.  2016(4), s 116- 121
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2016). Living With Debt. Anthropology News.  ISSN 1541-6151.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2016). Untitled review of Political Economy of Development in India: Indigeneity in Transition in the State of Kerala, by Darley Jose Kjosavik and Nadarajah Shanmugaratnam. Forum for Development Studies.  ISSN 0803-9410.  43(3)
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Jakobsen, Jostein (2016). Skatt . FokusIndia.
  • Ruud, Arild Engelsen; Samuelsen, Guro Warhuus & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2016). India sett fra Rødt . indiafokus.no.
  • Waldrop, Anne; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Standal, Karina & Wilhite, Harold Langford (2016). Editor's Introduction. Special Issue on Family and Gender in Globalising India. Asia in Focus.  ISSN 2446-0001.
  • Jakobsen, Jostein & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Russerne: de nye hippier? . Fokus India.
  • Jensenius, Francesca R.; Heierstad, Geir & Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Luften som dreper . Bergens Tidende.  ISSN 0804-8983.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Frimærkepolitik. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Ghost Airports. Dhaka Tribune.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015, 31. januar). Indisk avis: Premiereminister i Indien ønsker bedre forhold til Danmark og fyrer derfor topdiplomat.  Politiken.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Karunanidhi 92 . Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Kongrespartiet samler tropperne . Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Lufthavnspolitik. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Mer om land – igen . Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Mopa . Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015, 30. januar). Opplysningen 99,3. [Radio].  Radio Nova.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015, 16. september). P1 Eftermiddag. [Radio].  DR P1.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Review of Dayabati Roy, "Rural Politics in India: Political Stratification and Governance in West Bengal". South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.  ISSN 0085-6401.  38(2), s 344- 345
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Review of Jamie Cross, "Dream Zones: Anticipating Capitalism and Development in India". Contemporary South Asia.  ISSN 0958-4935.  23(2), s 230- 231
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Review of "Night of the Gods: Durga Puja and the Legitimation of Power in Rural Bengal" by Ralph W. Nicholas. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  ISSN 1359-0987.  21(3), s 709- 710
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Shorty Gomes: Vintage Crime Stories Featuring Shorty Gomes, Bombay’s Ace Private Detective [book review]. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015, 16. mai). Styrker samarbeid.  Klassekampen.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Thinking Anthropologically About India’s Land Wars.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Tillidslandet . Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2015). Women as Activists, Women as Symbols: The Gendered Politics of Mobilisation and Symbolic Representation in the Singur Movement.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Jakobsen, Jostein (2015). Russians: The new hippies? . Dhaka Tribune.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Nilsen, Alf Gunvald (2015). Law-Struggles, Law-making and the Politics of Hegemony in Neoliberal India: Towards a Critical Perspective on the 2013 Land Acquisition Act.
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Hansen, Arve (2014, 17. januar). Bilene er på full fart inn i India og Vietnam . [Internett].  Forskning.no.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). An Historic Win? Election Talk and Election Numbers in India's 16th Lok Sabha Election.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Between Peasant Utopia and Neoliberal Dreams: Industrialisation and Its Discontents in Emerging India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 14. mai). En Reagan bak masken?.  Vårt Land.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 05. april). En populistisk administrator.  Information.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Food and the Indian Elections. Matlære.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). God jul og god regeringsførelse . Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Hvad nu, Congress? . Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 14. mai). I beste fall en unnlatelsessynd av Modi.  Vårt Land.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 12. mai). I dag stenger de stemmeurnene.  Stavanger Aftenblad.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). India’s Future Foreign Policy.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). India's Regional Parties Before and After the Election.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Indiens nye stærke mand. RadikalPortal.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Indiens særlige stater . Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 19. juni). Indisk leder i kompliceret linedans.  Politiken.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 11. april). Indiske velgere svikter Gandhis parti.  Dagsavisen.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Meningsmålinger og det indiske valg. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 02. september). Militant hinduisme. [Radio].  Religionsrapport DR P1.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Modi-ficeret hindutva. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Modis oversøiske venner. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 10. oktober). Nye muligheter for indiske kvinner . [Tidsskrift].  Kilden.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 13. april). Nyhetene. [TV].  TV2 Nyhetskanalen.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 15. mai). Orientering. [Radio].  DR P1.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 04. april). Orientering. [Radio].  DR P1.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 05. februar). Rahul er den nye Gandhi.  Stavanger Aftenblad.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014). Saving the Farmland: The Making of Popular Anti-Land Acquisition Politics in Singur, West Bengal.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 07. april). Tesælger udfordrer Indiens gamle parti.  Politiken.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo (2014, 19. mai). Utfordringer i kø for Modi.  Dagens Næringsliv.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir & Jensenius, Francesca (2014). En splittende valgkandidat. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir & Jensenius, Francesca (2014). Hvem kan danne regjering i India?. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir & Jensenius, Francesca (2014). India-Norges framtid. Ytring : NRK.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir & Jensenius, Francesca (2014). India's tredje front. Ny Tid.  ISSN 0809-9049.  62(15)
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir & Jensenius, Francesca (2014). Masken av. Ny Tid.  ISSN 0809-9049.  62(13)
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir & Jensenius, Francesca (2014). Partiet uten leder. Ny Tid.  ISSN 0809-9049.  62(11)
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir & Jensenius, Francesca Refsum (2014). Nye valgvinder i India. Ny tid.  ISSN 0803-3498.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir; Jensenius, Francesca & Jakobsen, Jostein (2014). Truende Maoister. Ny Tid.  ISSN 0809-9049.  62(17)

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