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In this article Jon Henrik Remme contribute to an understanding of interreligious encounters that underlines the processes of separation. By an analysis of the meaning-generating processes that were found to be operative in a burial ritual, observed among the Ifugao of northern Luzon, the Philippines.
Marit Melhuus has written a new book about the Norwegian Biotechnology Act. The act is one of the most restrictive in Europe, forbids egg donation and surrogacy and limits people’s choice as to how they can procreate within the boundaries of the nation state. The author The author investigates fundamental questions as the relation between individual and society, revealing much about vital processes that are central to contemporary Norwegian society.
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Unni Wikan has spent more time in sustained fieldwork in more societies than any other anthropologist whom I know, and these essays are the connective tissue among her most substantial work. They demonstrate her theoretical acuity in defining an approach that always places human experience first. As a result, she develops attractive, balanced, pragmatic views of culture, relativism, and the tendency in cultural anthropology, at least, to emphasize difference over the coherence of human experience in whichever culture and society it is engaged. They are exemplars and a test, as well, of just that approach which understands that common humanity is to be found anywhere, though complicated by distinctive cultural orientations to the expression of personhood.
Georg Marcus, University of California, Irvine
With this volume Christian Krohn-Hansen presents an ethnographic study of Dominicans in New York City through their participation in small businesses. Krohn-Hansen demonstrates how Dominican enterprises work, how people find economic openings, and how Dominicans who own small commercial ventures have formed political associations to promote and defend their interests.
Arnd Schneider has written a new investigation and theoretical discussion on practices of appropriation from indigenous cultures among interior and accessories designers in Misiones province, northeast Argentina. The article is published in the Journal of Material Culture.
Read the article in the Journal of Material Culture
Research for this article was carried out as part of the HERA project "Creativity in a World of Movement (CIM)", where Arnd Schneider was a senior researcher (pro-rata) 2010 -2012.
Arnd Schneiders chapter in The SAGE handbook of Social Anthropology is divided into five main headings: (1) agency and relationality; (2)artworlds;(3) mimesis and appropriation; (4)materiality; phenomenology, skills and creativity; and (6) practice.
Arnd Schneider has written Expanded Visions:Rethinking Anthropological Research and Representation through Experimental Film in Redrawing Anthropology:Materials, Movements, Lines edited by Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen, UK
Sharam Alghasi has written the chapter Understanding the audience in a multicultural society in Media in Motion: Cultural Complexity and Migration in the Nordic Region.
Arnd Schneider has written Unfinished Dialogues: Notes toward an Alternative History of Art and Anthropology in Made to Be Seen Perspectives on the History of Visual Anthropology edited by Marcus Banks and Jay Ruby.
Cecilia Salinas' master dissertation Wistful hope: local responses to neo-liberal politics: Uruguay and the pulp industry has now been published as a book in Argentina in Spanish with the title Añorada Esperanza. Respuestas locales a las politicas neoliberales: Uruguay y la industria de la celulosa
The full list of doctoral disputation and doctorates at the Department of Social Anthropology has been moved to:
In their article, Purity is Danger: Ambiguities of Touch around Sickness and Death in Western Kenya, Ruth J. Prince and Paul W.Geissler are giving us a view from a Luo-speaking village in western Kenya. HIV/AIDS reached epidemic propotions in western Kenya, and bodily suffering and death were widely shared experiences. Through the stories of a married daughter and her elderly father, who died within few months from one another we experience what is commonly referred to as "the death of today".
In her essay, Aud Talle discusses how the pastoral Maasai of East Africa, in discoures and practices, negotiate cultural boundaries between themselves and others while engaging with HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Ingjerd Hoëm bidrar til boka Ritual Communication. Boka er redigert av Gunter Senft og Ellen B. Basso og er resultat av et symposium i regi av The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Den er utgitt på Berg.
A few seemingly insignificant pine trees make a small rocky point a highly contested site for claims about Tasmanian identity, Marianne E.Lien and Aidan Davidson write in their article Roots, rupture and remembrance: The Tasmanian Lives of Monterey Pine, published in the Journal of Material Culture.
Ingjerd Hoëm bidrar med et kapittel i boka Migration and Transnationalism. Pacific Perspectives, som utgis på Australian National University E Press.
Signe Howell is one of the contributors to a special publication of Paideuma in the chapter with the headline "The end of anthropology?" She asks if we are witnessing the end of academic interest towards the discipline.
Sindre Bangstad and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen discusses the fate, motives and circumstances of Norwegian ex-soldiers Joshua French and Tjostolv Moland in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the current edition of Anthropology Today. Tjostolv Moland and Joshua French may have shown us an image of some Norwegians abroad which is not altogether flattering.
As the issue of language endangerment and language death has hit linguistics with some urgency, Ingjerd Hoem writes in her article , the recognition of a need for documentation of vanishing cultures has receded into background within mainstream social anthropology
Arne Kalland beskriver incest og sedelighetssaken mot Hans Siversen Davanger og Malene Nielsdatter som ble behandlet på bygdetingene i Nordhordland
I sitt kapittel omkring begrepene identitet, globalisereing og multikulturalisme drøfter Halvard Vike videre forholdet mellom temaer som individualitet, autensitet, etnisitet og nasjonalisme