Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi


Vid Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi bedrivs utbildning och forskning om många av de komplexa sammanhang som präglar dagens globaliserade värld.

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.

Statens språkbruk skulle aldrig hända i USA

Språkbruket med ordet ”lapp” som svenska statens advokater i Girjasrättegången använder sig av skulle aldrig hända i USA. Det säger Elisa Maria Lopez, doktorand i kulturantropologi vid Uppsala universitet.

Elisa Maria Lopez, doktorand i kulturantropologi vid Uppsala universitet, från Kalifornien i USA, konstaterar att staten använder ordet ”lapp” istället för samer. Hon är egentligen inte förvånad över det men säger att det aldrig skulle ske i en rättegång i USA, att ordet ”neger” överhuvudtaget skulle yttras.
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What is it like to live in an international sex tourism town?

Elina Ekoluoma writes about Sabang, a coastal town on the Philippine island of Mindoro, in UA Magazine.

Until the early 1980s Sabang was a small, poor fishing village, but thirty years later it had become a popular site for Western male tourists, seeking scuba diving during the daytime and commercial sex in the nighttime. The town now hosts approximately 5000 inhabitants. Today, Sabang is identified by the tourists, international travel guides, and local Filipinos as a sex town.
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SANT/FAS 2018 konferens: sårbarheter

"SANT/FAS 2018 konferens: sårbarheter" arrangeras av Sveriges antropologförbund (SANT) i samarbete med Suomen Antropologinen Seura/Finnish Anthropological Society (FAS) den 19-21 April vid Uppsala universitet.

Plenarföreläsare vid konferens är Robert Bernasconi (Pennsylvania State University), Veena Das (Johns Hopkins University) samt Setha Low (City University New York). Värdar för evenemanget är Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi tillsammans med Engaging Vulnerability.

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Ny studie studie om sociala och politiska förändringar i Burkina Faso

En antropologisk studie om de sociala och politiska förändringar som Burkina Faso genomgått under de senaste åren har publicerats i Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies. Författare är Sten Hagberg, Ludovic Kibora, Sidi Barry, Siaka Gnessi och Adjara Konkobo.

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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.

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: 

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: