Written work

1.            Theses

Rio, Knut M. 2002. The Third Man. Manifestations of Agency on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Thesis submitted for the degree of dr. Polit. at the University of Bergen.

Rio, Knut M. 1997. Standing Drums in Vanuatu. The Cultural Biography of a National Symbol. Thesis submitted for the degree of Cand. Polit. at the University of Bergen.

2.            Monographs

Rio, K. 2007. The Power of Perspective: Social Ontology and Agency on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Oxford: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-84545-293-3

Rio, K. 1999. Oceania Gjenoppdaget i Bergen. Reiser i Bergen Museums samlinger fra Stillehavet. (‘Oceania rediscovered in Bergen: Travelling through the Pacific Collections at the Bergen Museum’) Bergen: Bergen Museums Skrifter, Kultur 3

 

3.            Edited volumes

Hviding, Edvard and Knut M. Rio (eds.) 2011. Made in Oceania: Social Movements, Cultural Heritage and the State in the Pacific. Oxford:  Sean Kingston Publishing.   

Lattas, Andrew and Knut M. Rio (eds.) 2011. The Arts of Government: Crime, Christianity and Policing in Melanesia. Special issue of Oceania, vol. 81 (1).

Kjerland, Kirsten Alsaker og Knut M. Rio (eds.) 2009. Kolonitid. Nordmenn på Eventyr og Big Business i Stillehavet og Afrika. (’Colonialism: Norwegians in Adventures and Big Business in the Pacific and Africa’) Bergen: Scandinavian Academic Press. ISBN 978-82-304-0049-4

Rio, Knut M. and Olaf H. Smedal (eds.) 2009. Hierarchy.  Persistence and transformation in social formations. Oxford: Berghahn Books.  ISBN 978-1-84545-493-7

 4.                   Articles in edited books

 

Rio, Knut 2013. ‘From adventure to industry and nation-making: The history of a Norwegian sugar plantation in Hawai‘i’, in B. Bertelsen and K. Kjerland Navigating  Colonial Orders: Norwegian Entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania. Oxford: Berghahn Books

Rio, Knut and Annelin Eriksen, Forthcoming. ‘A New Man:  The Cosmological Horizons of Development, Curses and Personhood in Vanuatu’, in A. Abramson and M. Holbraad Cosmologies: Making Contemporary Worlds. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Rio, Knut and Annelin Eriksen 2013. ‘Rivers and the study of kinship in Ambrym, Vanuatu: Mother right and father right revisited’, in E.Hviding and C.Berg (eds.) The Ethnographic Experiment: A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908. Oxford: Berghahn Books

Rio, Knut 2013. ‘Death, witchcraft and the temporal aspects of divination’, in R. Willerslev and D. Refslund (eds): Taming Time, Timing Death: Social Technologies and Ritual. First volume of book-series ‘Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time’. London: Ashgate ISBN: 978-1-4094-5068-9

Rio, Knut M and Edvard Hviding 2011.  ‘Pacific made: Social movements between cultural heritage and the state’, introduction to (eds.)  Hviding, E. and K. M. Rio Social Movements, Cultural Heritage and the State in Oceania, pp. 1-31.  Oxford:  Sean Kinston Publishing.

Rio, Knut M. 2011. ‘High chief, waetman and the codification of ritual objects in Vanuatu’, in (eds.) Hviding, E. and K. M. Rio Social Movements, Cultural Heritage and the State in Oceania, pp. 223-253. Oxford: Sean Kinston Publishing.

Kjerland, Kirsten A. og Knut M. Rio 2009. ”Introduksjon” til (eds.) Kjerland, K. A. og K. M. Rio Kolonitid. Nordmenn på Eventyr og Big Business i Stillehavet og Afrika, pp. 5- 11.

Rio, Knut M. 2009. ”Fra eventyr til industri. Historien om de norske sukkerplantasjene på Hawaii”, i (eds.) Kjerland, K. A. og K. M. Rio Kolonitid. Nordmenn på Eventyr og Big Business i Stillehavet og Afrika, pp. 187-221. Bergen: Scandinavian Academic Press / Spartacus Forlag.

Rio, Knut M and Olaf H. Smedal 2009. “Hierarchy and Its Alternatives: An Introduction to Movements of Totalization and Detotalization”, in (eds.) Rio, K. M. and O. H. Smedal Hierarchy.  Persistence and transformation in social formations, pp. 1- 65. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Rio, Knut M. 2008 ”The scale of materiality. Objects between the social and the material”, in H. Glørstad and L. Hedeager (eds.) Six Essays on the Materiality of Society and Culture, pp. 155-173. Lindome: Bricoleur Press

Rio, Knut M. 2002. “The Sorcerer as an Absented Third Person: Formations of Fear and Anger in Vanuatu”. In (ed.) Kapferer, B. Beyond Rationalism. Rethinking Magic, Whitchcraft and Sorcery, pp.129-154. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

 

Rio, Knut M. 2002. ”Eksotiske gjenstander og deres museumshistorie”,  I (eds.) A. Johansen, K. Losnedahl, H. Ågotnes Tingenes tale. Innspill til Museologi, 56-73. Bergen: Bergen Museums skrifter nr.12.

5.            Articles in refereed journals

Rio, Knut n.d. ‘Containing hierarchy: Value and the ceremonial economy in a globalized Melanesia’, forthcoming in a special issue of Anthropological Theory, Dumont and Contemporary Cultural Change (eds.) Joel Robbins and J. Siikala.  

Rio, Knut and Annelin Eriksen 2013. ‘Missionaries, healing and sorcery in Melanesia: A Scottish evangelist in Ambrym Island, Vanuatu.’ History and Anthropology 24(3): 398-418.

Rio, Knut 2013. ‘A shared intentional space of Witch-Hunt and Sacrifice’, Ethnos 78(3).  

Lattas, Andrew and Knut Rio (eds.) 2011. Special issue of Oceania: ‘The Arts of Government: Crime, Christianity and Policing in Melanesia’. OCEANIA  vol 81, number 1.

Lattas, Andrew and Knut Rio 2011: ‘Securing Modernity: Towards an Ethnography of Power in Contemporary Melanesia’, OCEANIA vol 81(1): 1-22.

Rio, Knut 2011. ‘ Policing the Holy Nation: The State and Righteous Violence in Vanuatu’, OCEANIA vol 81(1): 51-72.

Rio, Knut 2010. ‘Handling sorcery in a state system of law: Magic, violence and kastom in Vanuatu’, Oceania 80(2): 183-197.

Rio, K. 2009. ”Subject and object in a Vanuatu social ontology. A local vision of dialectics”. Journal of Material Culture 14(3): 283-308.

Rio, Knut M. and Olaf H. Smedal 2008. ”Totalization and detotalization:Alternatives to hierarchy and individualism”. Anthropological Theory 8(3): 233–254.

Rio, Knut M.  2007. ”Exposer la vie après la mort: les effets sociaux des prestations mortuaires au Vanuatu”. Journal de la société des Océanistes 123-124.

Rio, Knut M. 2007. ”Denying the Gift: aspects of the gift and its counter-prestation in a Vanuatu society”. Anthropological Theory 7 (4): 449-470.

Rio, Knut M. 2005. ”Discussions around a sand-drawing: Creations of agency and society in Melanesia”. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S), 11:401-423.

Rio, Knut M. 2002. ”The sorcerer as an absented third person. Formations of fear and anger in Vanuatu”. Social Analysis, 46:129-154.

Rio, Knut M. 2000. ”Former for produksjon og betaling i Vanuatu: Gamle og nye perspektiver på resiprositet i Melanesia”. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift 11:197-211

Rio, Knut M. 1998. ”Tingenes tilstand ved Bergen Museums etnografiske samlinger”. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift, 9 (2&3): 93-104

Rio, K. 1998. ”Spiralen: Det materielle produksjonsapparat involvert i fremstillingen av menn og andre mannlige figurer i Vanuatu, Sentral-Melanesia”, Primitive Tider 1: 33-45.