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Would you like to influence policies on climate change, oil drilling, war, and peace? More and more corporations and foreign governments are convinced that creating a think tank is the way to go. But the power of think tanks is more fragile than is generally assumed, as anthropologist Christina Garsten learned during her fieldwork.
"Who pays for your research? Who benefits from a particular version of reality? These questions should be raised time and again to get a better vantage-point for acting upon an overheated world,” says Thomas Hylland Eriksen after having studied an environmental scandal in Australia.
Zdenka Sokolíčková Ph.D. M.A. from the Czech Republic will be on a research stay at the Department of Social Anthropology, from 23 February – 8 March 2015.
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?
A Superman cartoon was able to bring some movement to the polarized immigration debate. What can social scientists learn from this?
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.
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.
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.
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?».
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Brorparten av norsk matproduksjon skjer ikke lenger på åkeren eller i fjøset.
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.
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.
I anledning SAIs 50-årsjubileum skriver instituttets forskere om faget sitt i Aftenposten Viten. Først ut er Thorgeir Kolshus om Antropologenes vekst og fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.