Signe Howell

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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus 6. etg. 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1091 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Tags: Adoption, Biotechnology, Emotions, Fertility, Gifts/commodities, Religion, Rituals, Social organisation, Kinship, Gender, Ecological anthropology

Publications

  • Howell, Signe Lise (2020). The fieldwork tradition and the quest for essential perplexities. In Pina-Cabral, João & Bowman, Glenn (Ed.), AFTER SOCIETY: Anthropological Trajectories out of Oxford. Berghahn Books. ISSN 978-1-78920-768-2. p. 127–141.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2019). The Interface between Kinship and Politics in Three Different Social Settings. In Bamford, Sandra (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of Kinship. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 978-1-107-04118-9. p. 658–674. doi: 10.1017/9781139644938.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2018). The Kinning of the Transnationally Adopted Child in Contemporary Norway. In Rye, Gill; Browne, Victoria; Giorgio, Adalgisa; Jeremiah, Emily & Lee Six, Abigail (Ed.), Motherhood in Literature and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Europe. Routledge. ISSN 9781138648173. p. 111–124. doi: 10.4324/9781315626581-9.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2017). Rules without rulers? Comment on Sahlins, Marshall. 2017. “The original political society.”. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. ISSN 2049-1115. 7(2), p. 143–147. doi: 10.14318/hau7.2.018.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2017). Two or three things I love about ethnography. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. ISSN 2049-1115. 7(1), p. 15–20. doi: 10.14318/hau7.1.004.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2017). Different Knowledge Regimes and Some Consequences for ‘Sustainability’. In Brightman, Marc & Lewis, Jerome (Ed.), The Anthropology of Sustainability:Beyond Development and Progress. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 9781137566355. p. 127–143. doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-56636-2.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2017). Different Knowledge Regimes and Some Consequences for ‘Sustainability’. In Brightman, Marc & Lewis, Jerome (Ed.), The Anthropology of Sustainability:Beyond Development and Progress. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-1-137-56635-5. p. 127–143. doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-56636-2.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2016). Battle of cosmologies: The catholic church, Adat, and ‘Inculturation’ among Northern Lio, Indonesia. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. ISSN 0155-977X. 60(4), p. 21–39. doi: 10.3167/sa.2016.600402.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2016). Seeing and knowing: Metamorphosis and the fragility of species in Chewong animistic ontology. In Arhem, Kaj & Sprenger, Guido (Ed.), Animism in Southeast Asia. Routledge. ISSN 9780415713795. p. 55–72.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2016). Transnational Families: Changes in Adoption and the Diffusion of Western Norms. In Randeria, Shalini (Eds.), Border Crossings.Grenzverschiebungen und Grenzüberschreitungen in einer globalisierten Welt. vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich. ISSN 978-3-7281-3140-9. p. 155–178.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2016). The Relationality of Species in Chewong Animistic Ontology. In Bertelsen, Bjørn Enge & Bendixsen, Synnøve Kristine Nepstad (Ed.), Critical Anthropological Engagements in Human Alterity and Difference. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-319-40474-5. p. 43–63. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-40475-2.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2015). Politics of appearances: Some reasons why the UN-REDD project in Central Sulawesi failed to unite the various stakeholders. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. ISSN 1360-7456. 56(1), p. 37–47. doi: 10.1111/apv.12081.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2015). Antropologi - et verneverdig fag? Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. p. 178–184.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2014). "No rights - no REDD": Some implications of a turn towards co-benefits. Forum for Development Studies. ISSN 0803-9410. 41(2), p. 253–272. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2014.901241.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2014). "The Best Interest of the Child":Global Governmentality and Transnational Adoption. Beiträge zur Afrika - Forschung. ISSN 0938-7285. 40, p. 137–150. doi: 10.1017/cbo9780511657511.006.
  • Howell, Signe Lise & Lillegraven, Anja L (2013). Cash, Culture and Social Change: Why don't Chewong Become Entrepreneurs? In Bråten, Eldar (Eds.), Embedded entrepreneurship: Market, culture, and micro-business in insular Southeast Asia. Brill Academic Publishers. ISSN 978-90-04-25028-4. p. 275–297. doi: 10.1163/9789004255296_014.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2013). Metamorphosis and Identity: Chewong animistic ontology. In Harvey, Graham (Eds.), The handbook of contemporary animism. Acumen Publishing. ISSN 978-1-84465-711-7. p. 101–112. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-40475-2_2.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2013). Divide and Rule: Nature and Society in a Global Forest Programme. In Hastrup, Kirsten (Eds.), Anthropology and Nature. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-203-79536-1. p. 147–166.
  • Howell, Signe Lise & Talle, Aud (2012). Introduction. In Howell, Signe Lise & Talle, Aud (Ed.), Returns to the Field. Indiana University Press. ISSN 978-0-253-22348-7. p. 1–22.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2012). Knowledge, Morality, and Causality in a 'Luckless' Society: The Case of the Chewong in the Malaysian Rain Forest. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. ISSN 0155-977X. 56(1), p. 133–147. doi: 10.3167/sa.2012.560109.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2012). Cumulative Understandings:Experiences from the Study of Two Southeast Asian Societies. In Howell, Signe Lise & Talle, Aud (Ed.), Returns to the Field. Indiana University Press. ISSN 978-0-253-22348-7. p. 153–180.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2011). The Uneasy Move from Hunting,Gathering and Shifting Cultivation to Settled Agriculture:the Case of the Chewong(Malaysia)The Uneasy Move from Hunting,Gathering and Shifting Cultivation to Settled Agriculture:the Case of the Chewong(Malaysia). In Barker, Graeme & Janowski, Monica (Ed.), Why cultivate? Anthropological and Archaeological Approaches to Foraging-Farming Transitions in Southeast Asia. McDonald Institute. ISSN 978-1-902937-58-8. p. 95–105.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2011). Sources of Sociality in a Cosmological Frame: Chewong, Peninsular Malaysia. In Gibson, Thomas & Sillander, Kenneth (Ed.), Anarchic Solidarity, Autonomy, Equality , and Fellowship in Southeast Asia. Yale University Press. ISSN 978-0-938692-94-2. p. 40–62. doi: 10.2307/2802413.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2011). Antropologiens uutholdelige letthet. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. p. 167–178.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2011). Whatever happened to the spirit of adventure. In Jebens, Holger & Kohl, Karl-Heinz (Ed.), The End of anthropology?. Sean Kingston Publishing. ISSN 978-1-907774-05-8. p. 139–154.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2010). Whatever happened to the spirit of adventure? Paideuma: Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde. ISSN 0078-7809. 56, p. 189–205.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2010). Global Governmentality: The Case of Transnational Adoption. In Clarke, Kamari Maxine & Goodale, Mark (Ed.), Mirrors of Justice. Law and Power in the Post-Cold War Era. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 9780521195379. p. 87–106.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2010). Norwegian Academic Anthropologists in Public Spaces. Current Anthropology. ISSN 0011-3204. 51, p. S269–S277. doi: 10.1086/652907.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2009). La voix du sang: adoptés et immigrés dans les discours sur la biologie et la culture. Ethnologie Française. ISSN 0046-2616. p. 331–341.
  • Howell, Signe Lise & Marre, Diana (2009). Discours sur la destinée et adoption internationale. In Porqueres i Gené, Enric (Eds.), Défis contemporains de la paranté. L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales. ISSN 978-2-7132-2221-4. p. 197–216.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2009). Accelerated Globalisation and the Conflicts of Values Seen Through the Lens of Transnational Adoption: A Comparative Perspective. In Heintz, Monica (Eds.), The Anthropology of Moralities. Berghahn Books. ISSN 978-1-84545-592-7. p. 81–102.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2009). “Return Journeys and the Search for Roots: Contradictory Values regarding Identity.”. In Marre, Diana & Briggs, L.R. (Ed.), International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children. New York University Press. ISSN 978-0-8147-9102-8. p. 256–271.
  • Melhuus, Marit & Howell, Signe Lise (2009). Adoption and Assisted Conception: One Universe of Unnatural Procreation. An Examination of Norwegian Legislation. In Edwards, Jeanette & Salazar, Carles (Ed.), European Kinship in the Age of Biotechnology. Berghahn Books. ISSN 978-1-84545-573-6. p. 144–162.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2009). Adoption of the Unrelated Child: Some Challenges to the Anthropological Study of Kinship. Annual Review of Anthropology. ISSN 0084-6570. 38, p. 149–166. doi: 10.1146/annurev.anthro.37.081407.085115.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2008). Global styringsmentalitet og begreper om rettferdighet motstridende forståelser av barn og transnasjonal adopsjon. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. 19(2/3), p. 122–135.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2007). "Imagined Kin,Place and Community:Some Paradoxes in the Transnational Movement of Children in Adoption". In Lien, Marianne Elisabeth & Melhuus, Marit (Ed.), Holding Worlds Together: Ethnographies of Knowing and Belonging. Berghahn Books. ISSN 978-1-84545-250-6. p. 17–37.
  • Melhuus, Marit & Howell, Signe Lise (2007). Race, Biology and Culture in Contemporary Norway: Identity and Belonging in Adoption, Donor Gametes and Immigration. In Wade, Peter (Eds.), Race, Ethnicity, and Nation:Perspectives from Kinship and Genetics. Berghahn Books. ISSN 978-1-84545-355-8. p. 53–73.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2007). "Relations with the imagined child: the emotionality of becoming an adoptive parent in Norway.". In Wulf, Helena (Eds.), The Emotions: A Cultural Reader. Berg Publishers. ISSN 978-1-84520-368-9. p. 179–198.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2006). Changes in Moral Values About The Family: Adoption Legislation in Norway and the US. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. ISSN 0155-977X. 50(3), p. 146–163.
  • Howell, Signe Lise & Marre, D (2006). To kin a transnationally adopted child in Norway and Spain: The achievement of resemblances and belonging. Ethnos. ISSN 0014-1844. 71, p. 293–316.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). Quién soy, entonces? Perspectivas de los adoptados transnacionales acerca de la identidad y la etnia. In Marre, Diana & Bestard, Joan (Ed.), La adopción y el acogimiento. Presente y perspectivas. Departament d'Antropologia Cultural i Historia d'América i África. ISSN 84-475-2864-2. p. 197–221.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). �The backpackers that come to stay: New challenges to Norwegian transnational adoptive families �. In Bowie, Fiona (Eds.), Cross-cultural approaches to adoption. Routledge. ISSN 0415303516. p. 227–242.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2003). Kinning: the creation of life trajectories in transnational adoptive families. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. ISSN 1359-0987. 9(3).
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2003). The house as analytic concept: A theoretical overview. In Sparks, S & Howell, Signe Lise (Ed.), The House in Southeast Asia. Routledge. ISSN 0-7007-1157-0. p. 16–34.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2002). Nesting, eclipsing and hierarchy. Processes of gendered values among Lio. Social Anthropology. ISSN 0964-0282. 10(2).
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2002). Community beyond place: Adoptive families in Norway, Realizing Community. Routledge. p. 84–105.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2002). "We People belong in the Forest". In Benjamin, Geoffrey & Chou, Cynthia (Ed.), Tribal Communities in Malay World. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. p. 254–271.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2001). Feltarbeide i vår egen bakgård: noen refleksjoner rundt nye tendenser i norsk antropologi. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. 12(1-2).
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2001). Creative responses o alien forrces: "relgions", "government", "tradition" as co-exisiting modes of sociality among Northern Lio, Indnesia. In Liep, John (Eds.), Locating Cultural Creativity. Pluto Press,London. ISSN 0-7453-1702-2.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2001). Self-consciou kinship: some contested values in Norwegian transnatioal adoption, Relative values: New directions in kinship studies. Duke University press.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2001). Recontextualizing Tradition, Locating Cultural Creativity. Pluto Press, London. ISSN 07-45-31702-2.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2001). Issues about gender arising out of Lio kinship terminology. In Alès, Catherine & Barraud, Cécilie (Ed.), Sexe relatif ou sexe absolu?. Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris. p. 229–241.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2000). "En vanlig familie": Utenlandsadopsjon i Norge, et stadig voksende fenomen, Blod - tykkere enn vann? Betydninger av slektskap i Norge. Fagbokforlaget. ISSN 82-7674-555-5.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (1999). "Den vanlige familie: norske adoptivfamiliers verdier og ønsker". Verdens barn : medlemsblad for Verdens Barn / Norsk Koreaforening. ISSN 0800-3521. 11(4), p. 5–6.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (1999). "Biologizing and de-biologizing kinship: Some paradoxes in Norwegian transnational adoption". In Rygvold, Anne-Lise & Sætersdal, Barbro (Ed.), Mine - Yours - Ouers and Theirs: Adoption, changing kinskip and family patterns.. Oslo, University of Oslo, Department of Special Needs Education. p. 32–52.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (1998). "Culture and environment", Our Creative Diversity: a critical perspective. UNESCO,Oslo..
  • Howell, Signe Lise (1998). "May blessings come,may mischiefs go!". In Rival, L (Eds.), "Living kinds as agents of transitions and transformation in an Eastern Indonesian setting.". Berg Publishers.

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  • Howell, Signe Lise & Talle, Aud (2012). Returns to the Field. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-22348-7. 275 p.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2006). The Kinning of Foreigners: Transnational Adoption in a Global Perspective. Berghahn Books. ISBN 1-84545-184-8. 255 p.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2006). Chewong Women in Transition: The Effectss of monetization on a hunter-gatherer society. Centre for Orang Asli Affairs. ISBN 983-43248-0-4. 30 p.
  • Sparks, S & Howell, Signe Lise (2003). The House in Southeast Asia. Routledge. ISBN 0-7007-1157-0.
  • Howell, Signe Lise & Melhuus, Marit (2001). Blod, tykkere enn vann? Betydninger av slektskap i Norge. Fagbokforlaget, Bergen.. ISBN 82-7674-555-5.
  • Howell, Signe Lise & Melhuus, Marit (2001). Blod-tykkere enn vann. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN 978-82-7674-555-9. 243 p.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2000). Blod - tykkere enn vann? Betydninger av slektskap i Norge. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN 82-7674-555-5. 239 p.

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  • Howell, Signe Lise (2008). Whatever happended to the spirit of adventure?
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2008). Norwegian academic anthopolgists in public places.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2008). Cosmological knowledge and indigenous theory of causation: Personhood, power and morality of Chewong (Malaysia) and Lio (Indonesia).
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2008). Norwegian academic anthropologists in public places.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2008). Transnational families: the gløobaløisation of adoption norms and the kinning of strangers.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2008). 'The Best Interest of the Child' Global governementality and transantional.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2006). Chewong through time: perceived opportunities, coercions and/or choice.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2006). The resilience of culture? Some insights from longitudinal fieldwork.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2006). Change and continuity closely observed: A Malaysian minority in a global world.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2006). Transnational adoption: An example of global governmentality.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2006). Imagined kin, place, and community: the conflict between 'the naked child' and the psychological pull of origins.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2006). The best interest of the Child: a slogan with global ambitions.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2006). "Some changes in moral values concerning childhood as expressed in adoption legislation".
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2005). Imagined kin, place and community: Some paradoxes in the transnational movemetn of children in adoption.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2005). Attitudes to foreigners in contempory Norway.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2005). Changes in moral values about childhood as expressed in adoption legislation.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2005). The meaning of"home" in transantional adoption discourses and adoptees' perspectives on identity and ethnicity.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2005). The significance of sociality in Chewong construction of 'landscape'.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2005). The war of cosmologies: The Catholic Church on Flores.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2005). "I'm Korean on the outside and Norwegian on the inside" Some patterns in the constgruction of personhood among transantionally adopted childern.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2005). To kin a foreign child in Norway and Spain: Notions of resemblance and the achievemetn of belonging.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). Public Understanding of Genetics: Public Understanding of Genetics and Family in Europe.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). Public Understanding of Genetics and Governance in Europe.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). Public Understanding of Genetics: Race and etnicity in Europe.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). Eksporter ideen om "barnets beste". Apollon : Forskningsmagasin for Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 0803-6926. p. 8–9.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). Noen paradokser i norks utenlandsadopsjon.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). Transantioanl Adoption, a challenge to "blood is thicker than water".
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). Unrelated kin and the creation of virtual imagined place and community: Some paradoxes in the transanational movement of children in adoption.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). The Dynamics of Peace.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). Place and body: Adoptees' perceptions of identity.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). A question of difference: transantioally adoptees and immigrants in Norway.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2004). Who am I then? Adoptees' perspectives on idnetity and ethnicity.
  • Howell, Signe Lise & Ulfsnes, Kari-Anne (2002). Hvem er adoptivsøkerne, slik de presenterer seg i adopsjonssøknader? Verdens barn : medlemsblad for Verdens Barn / Norsk Koreaforening. ISSN 0800-3521. 14(1), p. 7–11.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (2001). Tilbakereise til India; resultater fra en spørreundersøkelse. Adopsjonsforum. ISSN 0802-7617. 26(4).
  • Howell, Signe Lise (1998). "Wok". [Radio]. NRK,radio : NRK,radio.
  • Howell, Signe Lise (1998). "Human Environment: Social,socio-ecomomic and cultural issues". Statkraft Engineering,Oslo..

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