Publications - Page 2

Published Sep. 22, 2016 9:21 AM

Chapter by Arnd Schneider.

Published Sep. 21, 2016 3:29 PM

This article written by Rune Flikke discusses the theoretical potential of air, winds, and atmosphere as they place flux, transience, and motion at the center of the human predicament.

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Published Sep. 1, 2016 10:11 AM

In this paper Ståle Wig questions whether it can be such a thing as a paid volunteer? The idea of exchanging money for work seems to be at odds with how many naturally think about volunteering.

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Published Aug. 19, 2016 11:11 AM

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”.

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Published Aug. 19, 2016 10:17 AM

In this article, Astrid B. Stensrud discusses the impact of climate change, fluid ownership and justice in a Peruvian watershed.

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Published Aug. 19, 2016 10:14 AM

This article written by Arnd Schneider, explores the phenomenon of neighborhood cinema (Cine con vecinos) in Saladillo, Argentina.

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Published Aug. 18, 2016 3:28 PM

 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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Published May 18, 2016 1:43 PM

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.

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Published May 11, 2016 9:16 AM

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.

Traces of the Future, book cover
Published Apr. 20, 2016 11:02 AM

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

Published Mar. 29, 2016 9:49 AM

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.

More information at the University of Chicago Press

Published Jan. 29, 2016 11:16 AM

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.

More info and full text for subscribers at www.tandfonline.com

Published Dec. 18, 2015 10:48 AM

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.

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Published Dec. 18, 2015 9:58 AM

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.   

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Published Dec. 10, 2015 3:06 PM

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.

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Published Dec. 10, 2015 9:07 AM

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

Published Dec. 9, 2015 4:11 PM

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.

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Published Nov. 27, 2015 8:53 AM

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.

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Published Nov. 17, 2015 2:39 PM

Thomas Hylland Eriksen has contributed chapter 15 Globalization and Its Contradictions in this companion which provides an indispensable overview of contemporary and classical issues in social and cultural anthropology.

More info at www.ashgate.com

Published Nov. 17, 2015 1:28 PM

Thomas Hylland Eriksen has contributed the chapter  "What Everybody Should Know about Nature-Culture: Anthropology in the Public Sphere and “The Two Cultures” in this new collection.

More information at www.berghahnbooks.com

Published Oct. 16, 2015 10:34 AM

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) 

Published Oct. 7, 2015 10:27 AM

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.

More information at cornellpress.cornell.edu

Published Sep. 23, 2015 1:20 PM

This article by Arnd Schneider discusses collaborative projects and cooperations between artists and anthropologists as part of a hermeneutic field and argues that to be on speaking terms a mutual recognition of difference is crucially neccessary.

 Read this open access article in full text here

Published Sep. 8, 2015 10:52 AM

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.

You can read this open access article in full text here 

Published July 29, 2015 11:25 AM

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