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This article written by Rune Flikke discusses the theoretical potential of air, winds, and atmosphere as they place flux, transience, and motion at the center of the human predicament.
In this paper Ståle Wig questions whether it can be such a thing as a paid volunteer? The idea of exchanging money for work seems to be at odds with how many naturally think about volunteering.
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In this article, Astrid B. Stensrud discusses the impact of climate change, fluid ownership and justice in a Peruvian watershed.
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This article written by Arnd Schneider, explores the phenomenon of neighborhood cinema (Cine con vecinos) in Saladillo, Argentina.
In this article, Karsten Pærregaard, Astrid B. Stensrud and Astrid O. Andersen examine the implementation of Peru’s water resources law and discuss how new forms of water citizenship emerge.
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In his chapter «Appropriations across disciplines: The future of art and anthropology collaborations” Arnd Schneider explores possible dialogues and frictions across contemporary art and anthropology practices, in various discursive fields of the senses, ethics, and experimentation.
The scale of the mass movement of people from current conflicts recalls the two World Wars, both of which radically reorganized the world. This article by Nefissa Naguib reflects on new ways of thinking about human crisis and humanitarianism and how they are mobilized in different temporal and geographical settings.
In this article, Astrid B. Stensrud shows how climate change translates into insecure water provision and produces new uncertainties in Colca Valley, Southern Peru. Stensrud argues that a stronger ethnographic focus on material practices that enact multiple versions of water, and multiple water worlds, can contribute to a more nuanced understanding of climate change effects and water politics.
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This article written by Rune Flikke and Trine Kvitberg is based on research conducted under the Arctic indigenous peoples adaptation to contaminant problems and climate change at the University of Tromsø.
Signe Howell shows in her chapter in Animism in Southeast Asia how the Chewong (hunters and gatherers of Peninsular Malaysia), are prototypical animists in the conventional definition of ontologies which assign agency and personhood to human and non-human beings alike.
In this collection of chapters on the little know societies of aboriginal people of Peninsular Malaysia, Signe Howell shows in her chapter “Continuity through Change: Three decades of engaging with Chewong: Some issues raised by multitemporal fieldwork” how Chewong way of life have changed dramatically from the time of her first fieldwork until today. She argues that despite huge influences emanating from the external world they are still maintaining their egalitarian ethos and practices.
Jon H. Z. Remme demonstrates in his Chapter in Animism in Southeast Asia that Ifugao animism contains an inherent ontological dynamic. Remme argues that we can best understand how Ifugao animism operates by approaching it as a form of onto-praxis – i.e. through its practices which, in turn, are interpreted as actualizations of the potentiality of shared sociality between humans and non-humans. Remme concludes that the practices of Ifugao animism are fundamentally concerned with the management of this potential for shared sociality between humans and non-humans.
In this paper Arnd Schneider draws a distinction between an anthropology of the sea and an anthropology as sea travel (epitomized by Malinowski's and Lévi-Strauss's onboard journals)
This article by Ferdinand Moyi Okwaro (who will be soon be a post-doc at the Department, funded by the Norwegian research Council) and Paul Wenzel Geissler examines collaboration in transnational medical research from the viewpoint of African scientists working in partnerships with northern counterparts.
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In this article, published in Inflammopharmacology - Experimental and Therapeutic Studies, Jonas Kure Buer outlines a history of the drug category, from the emergence in the 1970s of the idea of drugs with decisive long-term effects on bone-erosion in rheumatoid arthritis, through the consolidation and popularisation of the term DMARD 1980s and 1990s.
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In this essay Arnd Schneider comments on recent photographic and film works by artist and visual anthropologist, Cyrill Lachauer – shot in the ‘waste lands’ of urban and suburban Las Vegas, and in Paiute settlements.
Anthropos and the material is both a research project and a strategic plan for a research network targeting the thematic area People, Nature and Environments.Department of Social Anthropology is represented with article contributions from Rune Flikke, Knut Gunnar Nustad and Jon Rasmus Nyquist.
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This article written by Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme, argues further that contemporary anthropological theories inspired by ANT, material semiotics and the philosophy of Deleuze operate with an implicit notion of causality and that a notion of dispositional causality can be used to explicate the causal assumptions of these theories.
Signe Howell gives a contribution with her article 'No RIGHTS-No REDD': Some implications of a Turn Towards Co-Benefits in the last special issue of Forum for Development Studies. Rune Flikke is represented with his article On the Fractured, Fragmented and Disrupted Landscapes of Conservation.
By means of ‘connective analysis’, this article by Knut Christian Myhre explores the multiple meanings of moongo among the Chagga-speaking people of Rombo district, Kilimanjaro region, which resemble neglected meanings of the vernacular terms translated as ‘lineage’ elsewhere.
This special issue of Social Analysis explores the value and limitation of concepts and approaches developed from Melanesia for the investigation of ethnography from different parts of contemporary Africa.
Based on Signe Howells ongoing comparative research project on the high profile global REDD+ initiative (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) in developing countries, Signe Howell presents some findings from studies in the Amazon, Tanzania and Indonesia that show how a project, initially perceived by the financiers (UN, World Bank, Norwegian government etc.) as a straight-forward 'nature' (in this case forest) project, with technocratic solutions, has turned into a highly complex 'society' project.
Signe Howell begins by telling an abbreviated version of Chewong myth about frog people, as part of the anthology The handbook of contemporary animism. Chewong is a small group of hunter-gatherers and shifting cultivators who, at the time of Howells first fieldwork in the late 1970s, lived deep inside the Malaysian tropical rainforest.
While the In Search of Europe? project involves several academic disciplines, of the involved disciplines, anthropology in particular can lay claim to an important history as well as an ongoing engagement with art. Arnd Schneider would therefore like to start this brief intervention with a short observation on that history.