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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