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.

Changing Episte-mologies and Life

Symposium and Roundtable Discussion, Uppsala University, 7 October 2016. You can now watch the talks from the symposium here.

Ny bok av Eva-Maria Hardtmann

Eva-Maria Hardtmann har nyligen publicerat boken South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement på Oxford University Press. Här följer en beskrivning av innehållet: This work is a well-researched study of the last decades of the networks in the Global Justice Movement (GJM) and World Social Forums. It offers a more novel perspective on the traditions of protest, ethics, organizational forms, and visions among activists than is usually presented in the literature on GJM, which largely focuses on Latin America, the United States of America, and Europe. It is an ethnographically rooted account of the two conflicting discourses-one among activists in GJM and the other emanating from the World Bank-that have become intertwined locally within the same circle of activists. The author argues that local and transnational activist networks, no longer spatially and territorially limited, have become entangled with forces understood under the paradigms of 'neoliberalism', and relations among activists have changed in unexpected ways. Through a vivid description of transnational movements, this book aims to make evident the not-so-obvious yet intricate links between the World Bank, the United Nations, popular rock stars, and historical knowledge production among activists in South Asia and Japan in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Informalization and It's Discontents

Informalization and It's Discontents: Economic Exclusion and Islamic Radicalization in Northern Nigeria 

Seminar with Kate Meagher, Thursday 1 December 13.15 -15.00, room: 6-0022, English Park Campus. 

In this seminar, Dr. Kate Meagher will examine how northern Nigeria’s large informal economy interacts with processes of Islamic radicalization, as an incubator of disaffection or a buffer against economic pressures. Read the abstract.