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Publisert Feb. 13, 2015 10:27 AM

How does global capitalism influence our relations with other people and our perceptions of who we are? How do people cope with rapid changes in their surroundings? Which roles can researchers play in times of change and conflict?

Publisert Feb. 13, 2015 9:34 AM

A Superman cartoon was able to bring some movement to the polarized immigration debate. What can social scientists learn from this?

Publisert 26. jan. 2015 10:35

Nordmenn var ikkje dei første i Europa som dreiv kvalfangst. Derimot vart vi lærte opp av baskarane, skriv antropologen Arne Kalland. I ei ny bok, "hval og hvalfangst på vestlandet fra 1600-1910", har han samla historia om norsk småkvalfangst.

Screenshot from Andrea Wise's art project Returned with pictures of deported migrants in Cape Verde
Publisert Jan. 20, 2015 10:40 PM

When Jacky was deported from the USA to Cape Verde, his life came to a sudden standstill. Within a short time his face grew deep wrinkles; it looked resigned, exhausted, and drained. Merely at his age of 45, Jacky looked like an old man.

Logo of Pride Parade: a moustache
Publisert Jan. 19, 2015 11:52 AM

When the first Pride Parade in Montenegro’s capital turned into a battlefield, early ethnographic accounts about traditional manliness may have had a part to play in the tensions, according to anthropologist Branko Banovic.

Publisert 13. jan. 2015 13:40

I forbindelse med Fagpolitisk dagsseminar under instituttets 50-årsjubileum utlyste SAI en kronikkonkurranse blant studentene. Vinneren av konkurransen ble masterstudent Mikkel Vindegg med sin kronikk «Antropologi som politisk prosjekt: Født sånn eller blitt sånn?».

Publisert 19. des. 2014 13:58

Hvordan påvirker sanseinntrykk vår relasjon til andre mennesker, dyr og ånder? Hvilke sanser er høyest verdsatt og hvorfor? Hvordan samspiller sansene våre? Slike spørsmål tas opp i nyeste utgave av Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift.

Publisert Dec. 19, 2014 9:52 AM

In October 2011, while I was conducting ethnographic research on water and climate change in southern Peru’s Colca Valley, I was invited to join the villagers of Pinchollo on a hike up to the point at the foot of a glacier where meltwater starts flowing down towards the village.

Demonstration by far-right party Jobbik, June 2012 in Budapest
Publisert Dec. 11, 2014 6:49 PM

Is the recent rise in xenophobia and right-wing populism in Europe linked to the economic crisis? Anthropologist Cathrine Moe Thorleifsson is about to embark on fieldwork in England, Hungary and Norway in order to find out.

Publisert Nov. 29, 2014 5:57 PM

“Anthropologists tend to exaggerate differences and to downplay commonalities. It is our moral duty to correct this distorted picture,” said Jeremy MacClancy at the first international workshop of the Overheating project.

Publisert Nov. 25, 2014 10:27 AM

The recent Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea has spurred a range of responses from all over the world. Some of these responses exemplify the ongoing stereotyping of Africa and Africans. Public discourse, unfortunately, still has the tendency of addressing Africa as a country, a war ridden space full of sadness and its inhabitants as savage and helpless. But stereotypes are not limited to these images of misery.

Dresser og støvler henger til tørk etter vask
Publisert 4. nov. 2014 10:43

- I beste fall brenner ebola-epidemien ut i løpet tre til seks måneder. I verste fall fortsetter den å spre seg i rekordfart og verdenssamfunnet setter store deler av Vest-Afrika i karantene, sier antropolog Paul Richards.

Flip-flops are the first step many people take from being barefoot
Publisert Nov. 1, 2014 2:37 PM

Following the life of the worlds' simplest shoe provides encounters with the biggest migration streams in history, flip-flop smugglers in fast cars or on camels, and anxious company owners who don't want researchers nosing around.

Bilde av oppdretslaks i flokk
Publisert 24. okt. 2014 08:54

Brorparten av norsk matproduksjon skjer ikke lenger på åkeren eller i fjøset.

Bilde av mennesker i siluett mot en gul og oransje himmel. Fjell i bakgrunnen.
Publisert 15. okt. 2014 08:18

La oss si at du bor i Sierra Leone. For femten år siden fantes det ikke skikkelig vei. Nå finnes ikke bare asfalt, det er til og med bilkø.

Publisert Oct. 10, 2014 6:13 PM

Economic theories are not enough to understand economic processes. At the next Overheating seminar, Nina Boy will show that literary studies can provide important insights into the world of finance.

Publisert 10. okt. 2014 13:06

I anledning SAIs 50-årsjubileum skriver instituttets forskere om faget sitt i Aftenposten Viten. Først ut er Thorgeir Kolshus om Antropologenes vekst og fall.

Publisert Oct. 3, 2014 7:52 PM

Learn from Caribbeans and see the world as many small interconnected islands that can only exist as a whole, says Kristian Van Haesendonck, who will speak at the next Overheating-seminar.

Publisert Sep. 27, 2014 5:14 PM

40 years ago it was an insignificant fishing village, now Macaé is Brazil’s bustling oil capital. While the oil rush is widely celebrated, both the favelas of the poor and the gated communities of the rich are growing, says Caroline Inglingstad.

Publisert Sep. 17, 2014 7:23 PM

​Even deep in the Amazon jungle people feel the consequences of global economic policies. In Peru, Margrethe Steinert is studying how the Asháninka indigenous people deal with mining companies, migrants and the neoliberal state.

The conditions for change towards a more sustainable life are currently not be the best. Alliances between politicians and corporations overrun local communities. Here from a march in Canberra, 2014. Photo: David Burke, flickr
Publisert Sep. 2, 2014 8:46 PM

When mining sites, shipyards and power plants are built in their neighborhoods, many locals feel they have no say in it. – When big money is involved, politics tends to become less democratic. The slogan is no longer ‘people first’, but ‘money first’, Thomas Hylland Eriksen said at the largest gathering of anthropologists in Europe.

Publisert Aug. 13, 2014 8:30 PM

Corsica is perfectly suited for organic farming. But the growing tourism industry has turned arable land into housing estates. Young people are unsuccessfully looking for farm land, says anthropologist Marie Stormo Nilsson.

Publisert July 29, 2014 2:56 PM

Fair prices, better working conditions, security: It is supposed to be a solution to economic injustice. But in the tiny Caribbean island Dominica, more and more banana farmers are leaving Fair Trade, tells Frida Aamnes.

Publisert 25. juni 2014 14:18

Noe er skjedd med globaliseringen. Høsten 2014 starter det nye kurset ‘Overheating: The anthropology of accelerated change’ på SAI, i regi av Overheating-forskergruppen.

Publisert June 18, 2014 12:24 PM

Lack of energy not only harms businesses in Nepal, but also contributes to new class divides, pollution and migration to richer countries.