Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
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Fredagen den 19 januari disputerar Karin Eriksson-Aras i etnologi. Avhandlingen heter Ljudrum. En studie av ljud och lyssnande som kulturell praktik.
Dispuationen genomförs på svenska och i Ihresalen, Campus Engelska parken, klockan 10. Docent Dan Lundberg (Arkivchef och överbibliotikarie vid Statens musikverk, Stockholm) är fakultetsopponent.
Avhandlingen kan laddas ner på följande sida: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1158099&dswid=-2402
SANT/FAS 2018 Conference: Vulnerabilities
The “SANT/FAS 2018 Conference: Vulnerabilities” is arranged by The Swedish Anthropological Association (SANT) in partnership with the Finnish Anthropological Society (FAS). The conference takes place on April 19-21 at Uppsala University.
Robert Bernasconi (Pennsylvania State University), Veena Das (John Hopkins University) and Setha Low (City University New York) will be keynote speakers. Engaging Vulnerability, together with the Dept of Cultural anthropology & Ethnology, is the local host and organising partner.
Click on the following link to read more about the conference and the call for panels and papers: Link to the conference webpage
Nordic Ethnology and Folklore Conference
The 34th Nordic Ethnology and Folklore Conference takes place in Uppsala on June 12-15, 2018. The conference theme is "What Matters - Accounting for Culture in a Post Factual World".
In Uppsala 2018 you are invited to reflect upon the empirical sides of our craft: the matter, the case, the object. What is it and how do we work to make it sufficient, and sustainable? How do we present it in its own right, describe it, scrutinise it, return to it, underpin with it? How does our material interact with and strengthens our goals, be it our specific message or our scholarly status?
You will find more information in the conference website: http://www.ethnoconf2018.se
New Masters Course: Contemporary Issues in Medical Anthropology
Medical anthropology faces today novel and productive challenges in its relation to biomedicine, public health and international health policy, whether as fields of investigation or collaboration. What are the specific contributions of a medical anthropological approach to carrying out research within a biomedical context, in the global north and the global south?
Click on this link to download the course description.
For more information, contact Siv Berggren, Course Administrator at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology.
New study on socio-political transformations in Burkina Faso
An anthropological study on the socio-political transformations which Burkina Faso has experienced over the last years is published in Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies. The book is written by Sten Hagberg, Ludovic Kibora, Sidi Barry, Siaka Gnessi and Adjara Konkobo.
Click on the the following link to get the book online:
Private Security in Africa
Across Africa, growing economic inequality, instability and urbanization have led to the rapid spread of private security providers. While these PSPs have already had a significant impact on African societies, their impact has so far received little in the way of comprehensive analysis.
Drawing on a wide range of disciplinary approaches, and encompassing anthropology, sociology and political science, Private Security in Africa offers unique insight into the lives and experiences of security providers and those affected by them, as well as into the fragile state context which has allowed them to thrive. Featuring original empirical research and case studies ranging from private policing in South Africa to the recruitment of Sierra Leoneans for private security work in Iraq, the book considers the full implications of PSPs for security and the state, not only for Africa but for the world as a whole. Editors: Mats Utas and Paul Higate.
An anthropological study on security in Mali
An anthropological study on security from below in Mali is published as the first issue of Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies. The book is written by Sten Hagberg, Yaouaga Félix Koné, Bintou Koné, Aboubacar Diallo and Issiaka Kansaye.
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Mining and Society
Elisa Maria Lopez is a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology and environmental anthropologist. Her dissertation explores the sociocultural impacts of iron mining and urban displacement in Kiruna, Sweden. She uses a Tumblr blog to share her anthropological interests to the public. The blog is dedicated to the documentation and dissemination of information about the social, cultural, political, and ecological role of mines and minerals around the world. To learn more, visit Elisa's blog on: http://miningandsociety.tumblr.com
News from the department
- 'Nothing will be as before!': Anthropological perspectives on political practice and democratic culture in 'a new Burkina Faso'. 2018
- Ljudrum: En studie av ljud och lyssnande som kulturell praktik. 2017
- Folksagan i Sverige: Berättelserna. 2017
- Folksaga n i Sverige: Berättarna. 2017
- Folksagan i Sverige: Insamlarna. 2017
- Periferin i centrum. 2017
- Rankningar och medialiseringen av universitetet. 2017
- Whiteness, Race and South Africa’s Colonial Project. 2017
- Producers' cooperation within or against cooperative agricultural institutions?: The case of reindeer husbandry in Post-Soviet Russia. 2017
- Sunat for girls in southern Thailand: its relation to traditional midwifery, male circumcision and other obstetrical practices. 2008
- Slopa ordet jihadist. 2017
- Känslor och administration. 2017
- Review of Holly Porter's After Rape: Violence, Justice, and Social Harmony in Uganda (London: International African Institute and Cambridge University Press) . 2017
- Stadens skifte äger rum: Stor-La Paz i ljuset av Bolivias andra revolution. 2017
- Private Security in Africa: From the global to the everyday. 2017