The three crises of globalisation: An anthropological history of the early 21st century
The latest News from the project:
Overflowing landfills, unwanted humans, and a new anthropology of waste
Nov 3, 2015
Why has the largest man-made structure on earth, until recently, been a landfill? Are waste pickers environmental heroes, or is their work first and foremost inhuman? Do we treat some humans the same way we treat waste?
Visit from Czech Republic, University of Ostrava
Oct 30, 2015
Premysl Macha, Ph.D. from the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic will be on a research stay at the Department of Social Anthropology, from 9. -13. of November 2015.
"Globalisation positive for Sami struggle"
Oct 12, 2015
Globalisation provides the Sami people with political power as well as valuable networks with indigenous people worldwide. "Globalisation has been really positive for the Sami political struggle," says Maria Hernes, who recently returned from fieldwork in Karasjok, Oslo, and New York.
Forced displacement in Sweden: When a mine company demolishes and rebuilds an entire city
Sep 12, 2015
International media are celebrating the corporate-led relocation of Kiruna. Anthropologist Elisa Maria Lopez thinks it is important to talk about “forced displacement” and “chronic uncertainty” in the northernmost Swedish town instead.
"Fire of Globalisation Disrupts Human and Planetary Health"
Sep 7, 2015
Does health constitute another major crisis of globalisation? How does food relate to health, well-being, and social change? Wim Van Daele has talked with healers and doctors in Sri Lanka about the “unhealthy” mix of new and processed foods, stress, the corporate monopolization of food chains, and burning stomachs.
Trust lies at the heart of making economic recovery more equitable for Sierra Leone after ebola
Aug 13, 2015
As the number of new ebola cases decreases in Sierra Leone, the west African country can now start looking to the future.
The ebola crisis, which started in March 2014, saw more than 13,000 people infected and left almost 4000 dead in the country. Trade became difficult, household costs rose sharply and many jobs were lost.
"People, be wary of anthropologists!"
Jul 27, 2015
Pollution, violence, forced displacement: What to do against harmful side effects of mining? A big disaster on a small island helped anthropologist Catherine Coumans to find an answer.
Where a growth of Islam does not mean a growth in anti-Muslim sentiments
Jul 9, 2015
“In Europe, we too quickly link the idea of converting to Islam with radicalization. Such discourses are much less common here. There is much less fear of Islam than in many European countries,” says Tiffany Linn Utvær Gasser, currently on fieldwork in Buenos Aires.
Digestive problems as a symptom of modern times in their Joint Overheating
Jun 24, 2015
Wim van Daele is in Sri Lanka, and has been using Ayurvedic learning to understand how a complex interplay of hot foods, stress, fertilizers, inactivity, changed temporalities, and acceleration of life is leading to gastritis and other digestive problems - in short, an Overheating of the human body.
Anthropologists expose the side-effects of mining
May 22, 2015
Coal for power, iron ore for steel girders, minerals for our smart phones: the mining business is booming. More and more anthropologists are uncovering effects of this development that would otherwise risk falling under the radar.