Rune Flikke

Associate Professor
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Visiting address Sosialantropologisk Inst. Eilert Sundts Hus 6th floor Moltke Moes vei 31 0851 OSLO
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Research interests

Thematic: Zulu, epidemics and social change, Southern African religious movements, symbolic and medical anthropology, theories of race.

Regional: South Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, Africa

Background

Flikke's dr. polit project was entitled "Curing the Ills of History: From Colonial Public Health to Hygiene and Healing in Contemporary South African Independent Churches." The project traces the history of epidemics, changes in biomedical discourses on health, hygiene, and contagion. He argues that the notion of race, which emerged through these discourses, was foundational for the development of segregationist policies. A central aspect of this approach is that the study accentuates how segregation and apartheid was embedded in a dialogue between liberal values and medical sciences faced with epidemic threats, existential insecurity, and risk assessment. This background provides the foundation to a reassessment of previous studies of Zulu Zionist healing rituals.

Flikke presently works on a project in Malawi.

Tags: Medical Anthropology, Nature/culture, Religion, Rituals, South Africa

Publications

  • Flikke, Rune (2019). Matters that Matter: Air and Atmosphere as Material Politics in South Africa. In Harvey, Penny; Krohn-Hansen, Christian & Nustad, Knut Gunnar (Ed.), Anthropos and the Material. Duke University Press. ISSN 9781478002864. p. 179–195.
  • Flikke, Rune (2019). Breathing pneumatology: Spirit, wind, and atmosphere in a Zulu Zionist Congregation. In Lauterbach, Karen & Vähäkangas, Mika (Ed.), Faith in African lived christianity : Bridging anthropological and theological perspectives. Brill Academic Publishers. ISSN 978-90-04-41225-5. p. 291–313. doi: 10.1163/9789004412255_015. Full text in Research Archive
  • Flikke, Rune (2019). Atmosfærer: Luft, lukt og stemning som antropologisk forskningsfelt. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. 30(1), p. 41–58. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2898-2019-01-04. Full text in Research Archive
  • Flikke, Rune (2018). Domestication of air, scent, and disease. In Swanson, Heather Anne; Lien, Marianne Elisabeth & Ween, Gro Birgit (Ed.), Domestication Gone Wild: Politics and practices of multispecies relations.. Duke University Press. ISSN 978-0-8223-7126-7. p. 176––195. doi: 10.1215/9780822371649-009.
  • Flikke, Rune (2018). Healing in polluted places: Mountains, air, and weather in Zulu Zionist ritual practice. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (JSRNC). ISSN 1749-4907. 12(1), p. 76–95. doi: 10.1558/jsrnc.33646. Full text in Research Archive
  • Flikke, Rune (2016). Enwinding Social Theory: Wind and Weather in Zulu Zionist Sensorial Experiences. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. ISSN 0155-977X. 60(3), p. 95–111. doi: 10.3167/sa.2016.600306. Full text in Research Archive
  • Flikke, Rune (2016). South African eucalypts: Health, trees, and atmospheres in the colonial contact zone. Geoforum. ISSN 0016-7185. 76, p. 20–27. doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.08.007.
  • Kvitberg, Trine & Flikke, Rune (2016). "Wanting Greenlandic Food": a story of food, health, and illness in the life of an elderly Greenlandic woman. In Naskali, Pävi; Seppänen, Marjaana & Begum, Shahnaj (Ed.), Ageing, Wellbeing and Climate Change in the Arctic. Routledge. ISSN 9781138891906. p. 181–195.
  • Flikke, Rune (2014). On the fractured, fragmented and disrupted landscapes of conservation. Forum for Development Studies. ISSN 0803-9410. 41(2), p. 173–182. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2014.918759.
  • Flikke, Rune (2014). Writing ‘nature cultures’ in Zulu Zionist healing. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies. ISSN 1894-4647. 2(1), p. 10–16. doi: 10.5324/njsts.v2i1.2131. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mishra, Arima; Flikke, Rune; Nordfeldt, Cecilie & Nyirenda, Lot (2013). "Immunisation is good for your children":local immunisation practices in India and Malawi. In Roalkvam, Sidsel; McNeill, Desmond & Blume, Stuart (Ed.), Protecting the World's Children: Immunisation policies and Practices. Oxford University Press. ISSN 978-0-19-966644-7. p. 149–222. doi: 10.1093/acprof%3Aoso/9780199666447.003.0006.
  • Nyirenda, Lot & Flikke, Rune (2013). Frontline vaccinators and immunisation coverage in Malawi. Forum for Development Studies. ISSN 0803-9410. 40(1), p. 27–46. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2012.725676.
  • Nyirenda, Lot & Flikke, Rune (2012). Frontline Vaccinators and Immunisation Coverage in Malawi. Forum for Development Studies. ISSN 0803-9410. 0. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2012.725676.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Flikke, Rune (2009). Naturen som praksiser: Natur i nyere norsk antropologi. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. p. 6–15.
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). Thandis historie. Når tid, sted og kropp møtes. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. 18(3/4), p. 296–307.
  • Flikke, Rune (2006). Embodying the occult: religious experiences and ritual practices in urban Zulu Zionism. In Kiernan, Jim (Eds.), The Power of the Occult in Modern Africa: Continuity and Innovation in the Renewal of African Cosmologies. LIT Verlag. ISSN 3825887618. p. 206–240.
  • Flikke, Rune (2005). Såpe som politisk praksis og religiøs prosess i Sør-Afrika. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. p. 142–152.
  • Flikke, Rune (2004). Ren tro? Fra offentlig helse til religiøs erfaring i Sør-Afrika. In Leirfall, Anita (Eds.), Non Plus Ultra. Festskrift til Stein Erik Johansen i anledning 50-årsdagen. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. ISSN 8230302316. p. 99–120.

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  • Flikke, Rune; Ciancio, Javier & Salinas, Cecilia G. (2021). Argentina forbyr lakseoppdrett: Følger Norge med i timen? Bladet Vesterålen. ISSN 1891-6147. p. 15–15.
  • Flikke, Rune; Salinas, Cecilia & Ciancio, Javier (2021). Argentina forbyr lakseoppdrett. Følger Norge med i timen? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Nustad, Knut Gunnar; Lien, Marianne Elisabeth; Flikke, Rune & Münster, Ursula (2019). Project opening and film screening: an aquatic antropocene? The domestication of fish and rivers.
  • Flikke, Rune; Ciancio, Javier E.; Aigo, Juana & Clarke, Rodrigo R. (2019). El polémicosalmón invasor. Desde la Patagonia. ISSN 2618-5385. 16(27), p. 10–19.
  • Flikke, Rune (2018). Domestisering av luft, lukt og sykdom.
  • Flikke, Rune & Aigo, Juana (2018). Sustainability and the slipperiness of introduced salmonids in Patagonian watersheds.
  • Flikke, Rune (2018). Luft og atmosfære som antropologisk forskningsfelt.
  • Flikke, Rune (2018). Atmosfærer: Luft og stemning som antropologisk forskningsfelt .
  • Flikke, Rune (2018). Air and atmosphere as a South African contact zone.
  • Flikke, Rune (2018). Eucalypts: Alien trees as atmosphere mediators in South Africa.
  • Flikke, Rune (2018). Nobjects' som analytisk objekt. Kan vi lære noe nytt av å stirre i luften?
  • Flikke, Rune (2018). Kultur, identitet og sosial organisasjon.
  • Flikke, Rune (2017). Trær og landskapsendringer som spor av rasepolitikk i Sør-Afrika.
  • Flikke, Rune (2017). Mountains and Atmospheres in Zulu Zionist ritual practice.
  • Flikke, Rune (2017). Aerial exposure: Atmospheres of ‘otherness’ in South Africa.
  • Flikke, Rune & Pettrém, Maria (2017). Forelesernes dramatiske historier: knivstukket på åpen gate. [Newspaper]. Universitas.
  • Flikke, Rune (2017). Shamanism, discourse, modernity by Thomas Karl Alberts. American Ethnologist. ISSN 0094-0496. 44(1), p. 161–162. doi: 10.1111/amet.12447.
  • Flikke, Rune (2017). Rituals of domestication.
  • Flikke, Rune (2017). Drømmen om å samle Afrika: mens Europa og USA bygger murer, lever den panafrikanske drømmen videre. [Newspaper]. Klassekampen.
  • Nustad, Knut Gunnar; Flikke, Rune & Berg, Cato (2016). Trout, temporalities and capitalism in the Aurland Valley, Western Norway.
  • Flikke, Rune (2016). Colonial conspiracies: air, atmosphere and racial identities in South Africa.
  • Flikke, Rune (2016). Air and ritual landscapes in Zulu Zionist practice.
  • Flikke, Rune (2016). Colonial atmospheres and the emergence of racial identities in Colonial South Africa.
  • Flikke, Rune (2016). Domestisering av vind og vær som identitetspolitikk i koloniale Sør-Afrika.
  • Flikke, Rune (2016). Colonial atmospheres and the emergence of racial identities in South Africa.
  • Flikke, Rune (2015). Domestication of air,scent and disease.
  • Flikke, Rune (2015). Colonial atmospheres and the emergence of African Independent Churches (AIC).
  • Flikke, Rune (2014). Smell of disease, scent of progress: domesticating the olfactory aspects of colonial landscapes.
  • Flikke, Rune (2014). Materializing the immaterial: On the ritual embodiment of wind, weather and atmosphere among Zulu Zionists .
  • Flikke, Rune (2014). Materializing the Immaterial: Wind and Weather in the Zulu Zionist Experience .
  • Flikke, Rune (2014). Weathered bodies: weather and atmosphere as health and disease in contemporary Zulu Zionism.
  • Flikke, Rune & P2, NRK (2014). 50 er de nye 30. [Radio]. NRK, P2, Ekko.
  • Flikke, Rune (2014). The scent of progress: eucalyptus as a South African companion species.
  • Flikke, Rune (2013). Antropologiske tanker om ensomhet og tilhørighet.
  • Flikke, Rune (2012). Wind, weather, and well-being in Zulu Ritual Practice.
  • Flikke, Rune (2012). Hvordan skriver jeg natur?
  • Flikke, Rune (2012). Sacrifice among Zulu Zionists.
  • Flikke, Rune (2012). Noen perspektiv på ensomhet blant studenter.
  • Flikke, Rune (2011). Mapping land—mapping people: conceptualizing disease in historical South Africa.
  • Flikke, Rune (2011). Bokanmeldelse: Kolonitid. Nordmenn på eventyr og big business i Afrika og Stillehavet. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. 22(1), p. 62–64.
  • Flikke, Rune (2011). Wind, weather, and occult experiences among Zulu Zionists.
  • Flikke, Rune (2011). The Health Surveillance Assistant and Immunization Coverage in Malawi.
  • Flikke, Rune (2011). Zulu Zionist experiences with wind and weather in times of trouble.
  • Flikke, Rune; Arne Cato, Berg & Nustad, Knut G (2010). Imagining Fish and Rivers in Aurland, Norway.
  • Flikke, Rune (2010). Christianity, Healing and African Worldviews.
  • Flikke, Rune (2010). Søndagsåpent P2. Diskusjon med Erik Solheim om religion og bistandsarbeid. [Radio]. NRK, P2.
  • Flikke, Rune (2010). An introduction to Jean and John Comaroff.
  • Flikke, Rune & Simonsen, Jan Ketil (2009). Motstandskamp og fag: Et intervju med Axel Sommerfelt. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. 20(4), p. 263–277.
  • Flikke, Rune (2009). Hvorfor døde presidentens tante? Demokratiske prosesser utløser heksekrefter i den afrikanske makteliten. [Newspaper]. Bistands aktuelt.
  • Flikke, Rune (2009). Thandi’s Story: Everyday Life, trauma, and Healing in a South African Township.
  • Flikke, Rune (2008). "Walking in the Spirit": The complexity of belonging in two Pentecostal churches in Durban, South Africa. Journal of Anthropological Research. ISSN 0091-7710. 64, p. 305–306.
  • Flikke, Rune (2008). Benedicte Ingstad: Medisinsk antropologi. En innføring. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. 19(4), p. 261–262.
  • Roalkvam, Sidsel; Nordfeldt, Cecilie & Flikke, Rune (2008). An anthropological approach to understanding differences in Immunization coverage.
  • Flikke, Rune (2008). Tree of Life—tree of death: Eucalyptus in a changing South African landscape.
  • Flikke, Rune (2008). Zulu Zionist experiences withwind and weather in times of trouble.
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). Okkultisme i dagens Sør-Afrika. Parapsykologiske Notiser. ISSN 0333-1172. p. 53–57.
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). De som studerer oss. [Newspaper]. Klansropet, nr 74.
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). Der de gamle gudene består. [Newspaper]. Vårt Land.
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). Kvalitetstesting med Fronters prøveverktøy? Erfaring med flervalgsprøver I antropologi.
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). Fieldwork: participant observation as a research method—and a tool for challenging assumptions?
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). Natural possession? Wind, weather, climate and occult experiences among Zulu Zionists.
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). Thandis historie: når tid, sted og kropp møtes.
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). The strong state and changing attitudes to immunization among the Zulu.
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). Erfaringer med bruk av flervalgstest på Sosant1000, introduksjon til antropologi.
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). Antropologisk perspektiv på HIV/AIDS- epidemien i Sør-Afrika.
  • Flikke, Rune (2007). Okkulte erfaringer og modernitet blant zulusionister i Sør-Afrika.
  • Flikke, Rune (2006). Review of Igoe and Kelsall (eds) “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: African NGOs, Donors and the State”. International Journal of African Historical Studies. ISSN 0361-7882. 39(3), p. 555–556.
  • Flikke, Rune (2006). Innledning til debatt av John Chernoffs bok "Hustling is not Stealing".
  • Flikke, Rune (2006). The reluctant Zionist: colonial biopolitics and contemporary ritual practices.
  • Flikke, Rune (2006). Fortellinger om lidelse—fortellinger om natur: Vind, vær og natur i zulusionisters lidelseshistorier.
  • Flikke, Rune (2006). Offentlig helse som religiøs praksis: Et historisk blikk på sykdom, helse og rase i Sør-Afrika.
  • Flikke, Rune (2006). Anthropological perspectives on the use of medicine.
  • Flikke, Rune (2006). Longitudinal fieldwork: South Africa’s many faces, 1987–2000.
  • Flikke, Rune (2005). Hekseri, kultur og mental helse i Afrika.
  • Flikke, Rune & Barth, Theodor (2005). Om temaparet narrasjon og lidelse. Antropolognytt. ISSN 0332-9429.
  • Flikke, Rune (2005). 400 års gyldighet. Morgenbladet. ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Flikke, Rune (2005). Toleranse i Norge før og nå. [TV]. UiO.
  • Flikke, Rune (2005). Historie, minner og vitnesbyrd: Kropp som kilde til historisk kunnskap.
  • Flikke, Rune (2005). Spor av historie: zulusionist ritualer som inngang til forståelse av kolonialisme.
  • Flikke, Rune (2005). Historie og minneproduksjon i nyere afrikansk etnografi.
  • Flikke, Rune (2005). Epidemier, offentlig helsepolitikk og religiøs endring i Sør-Afrika.

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