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The world is overheated. Too full and too fast; uneven and unequal. It is the age of the Anthropocene, of humanity’s indelible mark upon the planet. In short, Thomas Hylland Eriksen refers to globalisation - but not as we know it.
The book forms part of the ERC Advanced Grant project “Overheating”.
In this article, Astrid B. Stensrud discusses the impact of climate change, fluid ownership and justice in a Peruvian watershed.
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This article written by Arnd Schneider, explores the phenomenon of neighborhood cinema (Cine con vecinos) in Saladillo, Argentina.
In this article, Karsten Pærregaard, Astrid B. Stensrud and Astrid O. Andersen examine the implementation of Peru’s water resources law and discuss how new forms of water citizenship emerge.
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In his chapter «Appropriations across disciplines: The future of art and anthropology collaborations” Arnd Schneider explores possible dialogues and frictions across contemporary art and anthropology practices, in various discursive fields of the senses, ethics, and experimentation.
The scale of the mass movement of people from current conflicts recalls the two World Wars, both of which radically reorganized the world. This article by Nefissa Naguib reflects on new ways of thinking about human crisis and humanitarianism and how they are mobilized in different temporal and geographical settings.
In this book Paul Wenzel Geissler, Guillaume Lachenal, John Manton and Noémi Tousignant present a close look at the vestiges of twentieth-century medical work at five key sites in Africa. The result is unprecedented view of the lingering traces of medical science from Africa’s past.
More info at the University of Chicago Press
Elisabeth Schober's new book, Base Encounters, explores the social friction that US bases have caused in South Korea, where the entertainment districts next to American military installations have come under much scrutiny.
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In this article, Astrid B. Stensrud shows how climate change translates into insecure water provision and produces new uncertainties in Colca Valley, Southern Peru. Stensrud argues that a stronger ethnographic focus on material practices that enact multiple versions of water, and multiple water worlds, can contribute to a more nuanced understanding of climate change effects and water politics.
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This article written by Rune Flikke and Trine Kvitberg is based on research conducted under the Arctic indigenous peoples adaptation to contaminant problems and climate change at the University of Tromsø.
Signe Howell shows in her chapter in Animism in Southeast Asia how the Chewong (hunters and gatherers of Peninsular Malaysia), are prototypical animists in the conventional definition of ontologies which assign agency and personhood to human and non-human beings alike.
In this collection of chapters on the little know societies of aboriginal people of Peninsular Malaysia, Signe Howell shows in her chapter “Continuity through Change: Three decades of engaging with Chewong: Some issues raised by multitemporal fieldwork” how Chewong way of life have changed dramatically from the time of her first fieldwork until today. She argues that despite huge influences emanating from the external world they are still maintaining their egalitarian ethos and practices.
In one form or another, water participates in the making and unmaking of people’s lives, practices, and stories. Astrid Stensrud has contributed "Chapter 3. Raining in the Andes: Disrupted Seasonal and Hydrological Cycles" in this new volume of detailed ethnographic work analyzing the union and mutual shaping of water and social lives.
More information at www.berghahnbooks.com
Jon H. Z. Remme demonstrates in his Chapter in Animism in Southeast Asia that Ifugao animism contains an inherent ontological dynamic. Remme argues that we can best understand how Ifugao animism operates by approaching it as a form of onto-praxis – i.e. through its practices which, in turn, are interpreted as actualizations of the potentiality of shared sociality between humans and non-humans. Remme concludes that the practices of Ifugao animism are fundamentally concerned with the management of this potential for shared sociality between humans and non-humans.
Dispelling the illusion that Middle Eastern men can be fully understood through the lenses of domination and patriarchy, Nefissa Naguib looks at contemporary Egyptian foodways to better understand how men enact masculinity in displays of caregiving and love through Food.
In this paper Arnd Schneider draws a distinction between an anthropology of the sea and an anthropology as sea travel (epitomized by Malinowski's and Lévi-Strauss's onboard journals)
Marianne Elisabeth Lien and John Law have written the Chapter "What You Need to Know to Be a Fish Farmer in West Norway" in this new playful and accessible book, which looks at different types of work around the world and delivers a wealth of information and advice about a wide array of jobs and professions.
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This article by Ferdinand Moyi Okwaro (who will be soon be a post-doc at the Department, funded by the Norwegian research Council) and Paul Wenzel Geissler examines collaboration in transnational medical research from the viewpoint of African scientists working in partnerships with northern counterparts.
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In this article, published in Inflammopharmacology - Experimental and Therapeutic Studies, Jonas Kure Buer outlines a history of the drug category, from the emergence in the 1970s of the idea of drugs with decisive long-term effects on bone-erosion in rheumatoid arthritis, through the consolidation and popularisation of the term DMARD 1980s and 1990s.
More information is on the journal website
This is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the growth of marine domestication has blurred traditional distinctions between fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and subject to animal-welfare legislation.
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In this essay Arnd Schneider comments on recent photographic and film works by artist and visual anthropologist, Cyrill Lachauer – shot in the ‘waste lands’ of urban and suburban Las Vegas, and in Paiute settlements.
Anthropos and the material is both a research project and a strategic plan for a research network targeting the thematic area People, Nature and Environments.Department of Social Anthropology is represented with article contributions from Rune Flikke, Knut Gunnar Nustad and Jon Rasmus Nyquist.
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