The Department of Social Anthropology (SAI) has embarked on an exciting and challenging new project. Anthropos and the Material. Challenges to anthropology.is intended to be the driving force in propelling Norwegian social anthropology to the forefront of developments in the academic discipline in the near future.
‘“Property” and “rights” in a South African land claim case
May 15, 2013 03:07 PM
This chapter contributed by Knut Gunnar Nustad discusses notions of 'property' and 'rights' in the context of South Africa's land reform programme. Both concepts carry with them a heavy ideological baggage. This is evident in the policies on land reform, which have sought to reach a compromise between different and often contradictory histories of both rights and property.
'She's My Sister-In-Law, My Visitor, My Friend' - Challenges of Staff Identity in Home Follow-Up in an HIV Trial in Western Kenya
May 15, 2013 03:05 PM
Recent ethnographies of clinical research in Africa have described the impotance of "relatedness" to the successful conduct of trials. They have also revealed the tensions between such relatedness and the scentific and ethical rules of clinical trial work, and at the risks of mixing professional and private, erasing the "ordered separartions upon which formal ethics and scientific evidence rest". Among other colleagues, Ruthe Prince and Paul Wenzel Geissler participate in this overviewarticle of HIV science in western Kenya.
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- ‘Anthropologists are Talking’: About Islam, Muslims and Law in Contemporary Europe Apr 25, 2013 04:22 PM