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Nina Trige Andersen

Trige Andersen is a freelance journalist and historian.

The experience of (un) human encounters with the ancients

Vigdis J. Reisæter: I will help you. A nurse's goodbye to elderly care
NURSING: After a decade in Norwegian elderly care, nurse Vigdis J. Reisæter could no longer bear to give a sedative to anxiety sufferers of dementia instead of a hand to hold and an ear to listen with.

When there is politics in the courtroom

Duncan McCargo: Fighting for Virtue. Justice and Politics in Thailand
THAILAND: A powerful elite in Thailand – Myanmar's neighbor – has been trying to resolve the country's political problems with the courts for the past decade, which has only exacerbated the situation. In a new book, Duncan McCargo warns against "legalization."

On the dark side of truth

Kris Fallon: Where Truth Lies. Digital Culture and Documentary Media after 9/11
MEDIA: The struggle for truth – and thus for documentary – has become brutal. A new book analyzes how truth claims and digital culture shape our political realities.

TaskRabbit, Uber, Airbnb and Kitchen Surfing

Alexandrea J. Ravenelle: Hustle and Gig. Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy
Platforms: The so-called sharing economy promises freedom to organize one's own working life. Sociologist Alexandrea J. Ravenelle examines the survival conditions of platform workers.

To combine research, observation, gut feelings and human knowledge

Erika Fatland: Loud. A Journey in the Himalayas
LANGTVEKKISTAN: Erika Fatland has taken the journey across childhood's promised fantasy land that stretches across several national territories.

The eerie valley on the west coast of the United States

Anna Wiener: Uncanny Valley. A Memoir
TECH-Arbejder: Anna Wiener was seduced by Silicon Valley's future promises and tried to suppress her resistance impulses until it all one day became too meaningless.

The borderland is militarized

Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret E. Dorsey: Fencing in Democracy. Borderwalls, Necrocitizenship, and the Security State
NECRO STATE CITIZENSHIP: Much has been made of Trump's "beautiful" wall, but the borderland between the United States and its neighbor to the south has been militarized and cut up by fences and walls for more than a decade.

To tell something important about others

Fred Baldwin: Dear Mr. Picasso. An illustrated love affair with freedom
PHOTOGRAPHY : World renowned photographer Fred Baldwin has published his memoirs at the age of 90. Is this a peculiar insight into a person who, through everything and everyone he meets, first and foremost sees himself?

Anarchist Book Cafes and "Mutual Assistance"

Anarchists: Mette, Thomas and Rasmus found their way into anarchism through the fight for the Youth House in Copenhagen more than a decade ago. They have since been active in book cafes, labor conflicts and resistance to racism. It is first and foremost about lived political experience.