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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.
Professor Signe Howell at the University of Oslo (UiO) and Professor Desmond MacNeill, Centre for Development and the Environment(UiO) participated from the norwegian side. Dr Pujo Semedi, Dr Nicolaas Warouw and Dr Anna Marie Wattie were contributors from the Indonesian side. Elna Bastiansen who has worked with the graphic design and 29 master students from Indonesia and Norway have all been pioneers and enabled the project.
Fredrik Barth is one of the towering figures of twentieth-century anthropology. Written in an accessible style, this new intellectual history by Thomas Hylland Eriksen traces the development of Barth’s ideas and explores the substance of his contributions.
Knut Nustad discusses the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in South Africa: the Isimangaliso (St.Lucia) Wetland Park. Here, conservation interests are pitted against those of industrial forestry, commercial farming, and the local communities struggling to have their land returned to them.
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.
Gjesteredaktørene Odd Are Berkaak og Anne-Katrine Brun Norbye har satt sammen et bredt spekter av artikler som undersøker sansning som levd erfaring og kroppsliggjort praksis. SAIs ansatte har bidratt med hele fem artikler.
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This article by Jonas Kure Buer published in the journal Inflammopharmacology: Experimental and Therapeutic Studies is an historical investigation of the term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and its acronym NSAIDs.
For more information and the full article (UiO and other subscribers only) visit the website of InflammopharmacologyExperimental and Therapeutic Studies
Thorgeir Kolshus is contributing with a chapter in "The Ethnographic Experiment. A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908", which is based on historical and ethnographic sources. The article provides an critical evaluation of William Rivers' 'survey method', which has received much undeserved attention in globalization studies over the last few decades.
The Ifugao of Northern Luzon, the Philippines, are famous for their extensive system of irrigated rice terraces, and previous anthropological accounts of the Ifugao have stressed their immense importance for social life. This book, written by Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme, attempts to ‘go against the grain’ and approach Ifugao society through an often overlooked element, namely their pigs.
This book which is edited by Arnd Schneider and Caterina Pasqualino urges a new dialogue between two seemingly separate fields. The book explores the practical and theoretical challenges arising from experimental film for anthropology, and vice versa, through a number of contact zones: trance, emotions and the senses, materiality and time, non-narrative content and montage. Experimental film and cinema are understood in this book as broad, inclusive categories covering many technical formats and historical traditions, to investigate the potential for new common practices. Arnd Schneider who has co-written the introduction also contributed the chapter "Stills that Move: Photofilm and Anthropology".
Signe Howell begins her chapter to the anthology The handbook of contemporary animism by narrating an abbreviated version of a Chewong myth about frog People. The Chewong are 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, anthropology in particular can lay claim to an important history of study of, as well as an ongoing engagement with, art. Arnd Schneider starts his intervention with a short observation on that history.
Ruth Prince is following the development in the city of Kisumu in western Kenya since the late 1990s in her article. She is listening to experiences from several local women who tell us about the changing conditions of living through the decades.
This article written by Arnd Schneider represents an exercise in dialogical anthropology, based on a collaboration with contemporary visual artists in a specific fieldwork locale in Argentine
The article is open to the public in critical arts
The debate over the mana concept has been simmering ever since its launch as a Melanesian. ethnographic term with the 1891 publication of Robert Henry Codrington’s The Melanesians. In this article, Thorgeir Kolshus gives a linguistic overview of the concept of "mana" used in Polynesian cultures.
P. Wenzel Geissler compares the work and lives of local health workers in their everyday struggles to make a living and a meaningful life.
For more about the article and full access for subscribers visit Africa, the Journal of the International African Institute
Arnd Schneider and Cristopher Wright examine the relationship between art and anthropology, as editors of this anthology. In engaging with the concerns of both fields, they focus on key works from artists and anthropologists that engage with "art-ethnography" and they investigate the processes and strategies behind their creation and exhibition.