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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
Arnd Schneider’s Introduction ‘Alternatives: World Ontologies and Dialogues between Contemporary Arts and Anthropologies’ sets a new global agenda for the relationship between anthropology and contemporary art. In this new book, Schneider has invited an impressive range of contributors, and provides vivid interviews with many of them.
Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme describes how the Ifugao use olfactory, auditory and tactile techniques to manage relations with other humans and spirits.
In this article, Maria A. Guzman-Gallegos explores the interconnections among severe oil contamination, a state-led consultation process, and compensation practices in Peru’s oldest oilfield.
Maria A. Guzman-Gallegos discusses the governing of oil extraction in Ecuador.
Fish sentience in industrial human-animal relations is the topic of a recent book chapter by Marianne Lien and John Law
Marianne E. Lien and John Law provide an interesting insight into salmon aquaculture.
In this article, Jon Henrik Z. Remme develops an anthropological approach to ontology that highlights dynamics, transformation and the permeability of ontological boundaries.
In his essay Arnd Schneider discusses practices by two inherently unstable discipines, art and anthropology.
Nefissa Naguib's essay titled "The Flag and the Street" is published in Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past:History Cultures in the Modern Muslim World
Chapter by Arnd Schneider.
The world is overheated. Too full and too fast; uneven and unequal. It is the age of the Anthropocene, of humanity’s indelible mark upon the planet. In short, Thomas Hylland Eriksen refers to globalisation - but not as we know it.
The book forms part of the ERC Advanced Grant project “Overheating”.
In this book Paul Wenzel Geissler, Guillaume Lachenal, John Manton and Noémi Tousignant present a close look at the vestiges of twentieth-century medical work at five key sites in Africa. The result is unprecedented view of the lingering traces of medical science from Africa’s past.
More info at the University of Chicago Press
Elisabeth Schober's new book, Base Encounters, explores the social friction that US bases have caused in South Korea, where the entertainment districts next to American military installations have come under much scrutiny.
In one form or another, water participates in the making and unmaking of people’s lives, practices, and stories. Astrid Stensrud has contributed "Chapter 3. Raining in the Andes: Disrupted Seasonal and Hydrological Cycles" in this new volume of detailed ethnographic work analyzing the union and mutual shaping of water and social lives.
More information at www.berghahnbooks.com
Dispelling the illusion that Middle Eastern men can be fully understood through the lenses of domination and patriarchy, Nefissa Naguib looks at contemporary Egyptian foodways to better understand how men enact masculinity in displays of caregiving and love through Food.
Marianne Elisabeth Lien and John Law have written the Chapter "What You Need to Know to Be a Fish Farmer in West Norway" in this new playful and accessible book, which looks at different types of work around the world and delivers a wealth of information and advice about a wide array of jobs and professions.
More information at cornellpress.cornell.edu
This is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the growth of marine domestication has blurred traditional distinctions between fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and subject to animal-welfare legislation.
For more information visit www.ucpress.edu
With Ingjerd Hoëms article in Living Kinship in the Pacific she shows how kinship and gender,and political and other aspects of existence, are orchestrated through ritual practices.
Through an ethnographically based study of local communicative practices in the Pacific atoll society of Tokelau, Ingjerd Hoëm adds to our understanding of how systems of governance are constituted by minute acts of social interaction, and are informed by our conceptions of the nature of sociality.
More information at benjamins.com
In Para-States and Medical Science, P. Wenzel Geissler and the contributors examine how medicine and public health in Africa have been transformed as a result of economic and political liberalization and globalization, intertwined with epidemiological and technological changes.