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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
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.
Arnd Schneiderco-edited a new book on the 'field as staged' in performance, art and anthropology.
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.
Signe Howell shows a special responsibility to consider how anthropologists may contribute to policies for alleviating the current ecological crisis in Malaysia
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.
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