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Professor Vassos Argyrou

Professor of Social Anthropology and Cultural Theory

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education and Social Sciences

Summary

Professor Vassos Argyrou taught for several years in the United States and Cyprus before coming to the University of Hull. His undergraduate degree was in Economics and he went on to obtain an MSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Anthropology from Indiana University.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate - Magic, Ritual and Myth - History and theory in anthropology - Contemporary social theory Postgraduate - Philosophies of Social Science

Book

The gift of European thought and the cost of living

Argyrou, V. (2013). The gift of European thought and the cost of living. Berghahn Journals

Journal Article

Ontology, 'hauntology' and the 'turn' that keeps anthropology turning

Argyrou, V. (2017). Ontology, ‘hauntology’ and the ‘turn’ that keeps anthropology turning. History of the Human Sciences, 30(1), 50-65. https://doi.org/10.1177/0952695116684310

'In the margins of Europe' : Cypriot nationalism, liminality and the moral economy of the financial crisis

Argyrou, V. (2017). ‘In the margins of Europe’ : Cypriot nationalism, liminality and the moral economy of the financial crisis. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 23(1), 118-132. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537113.2017.1273691

Cosmopolitanism, sociology and the otherness of the other

Argyrou, V. (2015). Cosmopolitanism, sociology and the otherness of the other. Cultural dynamics, 27(3), 341-356. https://doi.org/10.1177/0921374015592653

Individualization and the aporias of modernity

Argyrou, V. (2014). Individualization and the aporias of modernity. International Political Anthropology, 7(2), 3-18

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Argyrou welcomes queries from students interested in any area of social and cultural theory, cultural politics, postcolonialism, Mediterranean ethnography, nature and the environment. Completed PhDs - Emma Hoskins: Embodying ‘modernity': Migrant experience, materiality and social change in Istanbul (completed in 2016) - Evi Eftychiou: Power and tourism: negotiating identity in rural Cyprus (completed in 2013) - Michaela Benson: There's ‘more' to life: British migration to rural France (completed in 2007) - Jeff Smith: Earning or learning? Class, culture and identity in contemporary schooling: an ethnography from northern England and southern Ireland (completed in 2007) - Denise Carter: Living in virtual communities: an ethnography of life online (completed in 2005) Current PhD supervisions - Enrico Tomarchi: Docs, mega-events and urban development in European port cities - Thaenphan Buamai: Local resistance to development projects in Thailand