Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
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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.
Läs hela artikeln på Sveriges Radios hemsida: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2327&artikel=6822047
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.
Click on the following link to read the article: https://www.ua-magazine.com/everyday-life-in-a-sex-tourism-town/#.Wg7bC7ZiTOS
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
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.
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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: http://www.ethnoconf2018.se
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
- 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
- Epilogue: African assemblages of private security. 2017
- Transformations sociopolitiques burkinabè de 2014 à 2016: Perspectives anthropologiques des pratiques politiques et de la culture démocratique dans "un Burkina nouveau". 2017
- Radicalized Youth: oppositional poses and positions. 2017
- Vers une sécurité par le bas?: Étude sur les perceptions et les expériences des défis de sécurité dans deux communes maliennes. 2017
- In the kitchen, but not in the restaurant: Istanbul's gender division within the restaurant service industry. 2016
- Gedikpaşa hamamı: not for locals?: A little ethnographic journey through place, space, time and class in Istanbul. 2016
- The soundspace of the street vendors in Eminönü. 2016