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In this edited book Arnd Schneider presents innovative ethnographic perspectives on the intersections between art, anthropology, and contested cultural heritage, drawing on the research groups from the interdisciplinary TRACES project.
Signe Howell presents three studies in her paper. They show the relationships between politics and kinship but each of them do not show correlation in kinship and socio-political organization.
In his essay Arnd Schneider contends that 'America' was the projection plane for European ideologies, but also that at the same time these ideologies became short-circuited, in other words, they 'ended' in America.
In his essay, Arnd Schneider discusses the term "uneven hermeneutics" as a basis for understanding different world-views (alterities) and the possibilities of their 'translation' in the art-anthropology encounter.
María Guzmán-Gallegos and Astrid B. Stensrud have published chapters that deal with abandoned oil installations, water resources and life projects. Both contributions are based on fieldwork in Peru.
Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Ramola Ramtohul are editing topics ranging from political leadership, language, religion and interactions to the materiality of multiculturalism from when Mauritius proclaimed independence in 1968, up to our time.
A preview of the book is available here.
Martin D.Frederiksen text is leading the reader back and forth between observations on a place in its non-existence and detailed being, references to and analysis of nothingness versus nothing and the importance of a counterpart of nothing in everything. Katharina Stadler
Nefissa Naguib has contributed with a chapter that reviews the uses of family in the anthropology of Egypt. The chapter explains a shift from an anthropological critique of the discourse power of family toward the analytical treatment of family as a broader category of the ethnographic study.
This text by Nefissa Naguib is a study of Syrian refugees who crossed the Russian-Norwegian border by bicycle. Nefissa Naguib is co-editor with Maria C. Inhorn on the anthology Reconceiving Muslim Men
These texts, with a contribution from María A.Guzmán-Gallegos, are written 'from the epistemic space of communities and movements against forms of capitalist globalisation and extractive operations'.(cf.Machado et al.)
Thomas Hylland Eriksen explores the ambivalence by telling the story of Gladstone, and relating it to the larger forces of economic globalization at the expense of vulnerable sea nature .
An extract from Boomtown can be accessed here.
In his chapter, Arnd Schneider argues for a hermeneutic approach to understand cultural appropriation.
Publishers presentation and chapter download (pp. 326 - 346)
Astrid Stensrud focuses on the driving forces behind social differences in southern Peru
Arnd Schneiderco-edited a new book on the 'field as staged' in performance, art and anthropology.
Marianne Lien describes aquaculture and the relations between humans and nonhumans triggered by salmon farming.
Theodoros Rakopoulos contributes to a broader debate about cooperativism, how labor might be salvaged from market fundamentalism, and to emergent discourses about the 'human' economy.
Christianity has a long history of representing the morally good for the Ahamb people on the Island Vanuatu. Tom Bratrud refers to how Ahamb people understand their fellow human by using Christian moral standards.
In her essay Nefissa Naguib shows the humanitarian encounter and how volunteer movement founded in response to the refugee crisis, despite Norwegian government policies.
Signe Howell shows a special responsibility to consider how anthropologists may contribute to policies for alleviating the current ecological crisis in Malaysia
In her study Signe Howell show the strong emotionality that accompanies the inability to become a mother biologically and the extreme joy experienced when adoption succeeds.
Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme discusses how Ifugao indigenous religion is influenced by earlier ethnographic descriptions.
In this article, Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme discusses human-spirit relations among the Filippino highland people Ifugao.
Astrid Stensrud discusses modes of precarity the mobile phone businesses created in the street economy of the Peruvian city of Cusco
In Signe Howells analysis of the Lio, she has argued that hierarchical relations must be understood in the relationship between adat (cosmology) and the Catholic Church.
Jonas Kure Buer sheds light on a pivotal moment in the history of rheumatology, while modelling an anthropological approach to drug categories as meaning-making Devices