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  • 101.
    Rabo, Annika
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Conflicts and identities among Assyrians/Syriacs in Sweden2016In: Identity and Conflict in the Middle East and Its Diasporic Cultures / [ed] Mazen Naous, Balamand: University of Balamand , 2016, p. 143-159Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 102.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Diaspora: ett begrepp i utveckling2016Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Kunskapsöversikten visar att det finns ett stort policyintresse för frågor som har med diaspora att göra och särskilt de sidor av diaspora som handlar om relationer med och engagemang för hemlandet. Det finns också starka forskningsmiljöer – inte minst i Danmark och Norge – som kan bidra med kunskap om diasporors engagemang i hemlandet och remitteringarnas betydelse för utveckling och återuppbyggnad. Det finns i en del fall en påtaglig optimism både bland forskare och politiska beslutsfattare kring diasporans betydelse inom framförallt utvecklingsoch återuppbyggnadsverksamhet. Ett exempel som tas upp i kunskapsöversikten är hemortsföreningarna och deras bidrag till hemorterna. De diasporiska organisationernas bidrag till att bygga upp lokalsamhällena i det krigsdrabbade Somalia (inklusive Somaliland och Puntland) är ett annat. Ett tredje exempel är de somaliska transnationella nätverkens välfärdsinsatser och system för självhjälp som också har en påtaglig transnationell förankring. Trots många ”goda” exempel och värderingar från forskarhåll har diaspora ingen patentlösning på utvecklingsproblemen att erbjuda politiska beslutsfattare. Den kritiska granskningen av diaspora kan ställa en rad frågor om t ex vad diasporornas ekonomiska och politiska intressen i hemlandet har för betydelse och hur detta påverkar de insatser som de ger. Det finns också kritiska frågor att ställa kring diasporornas demokratiska mandat bland migrantbefolkningen. Dessutom finns ofta ett intresse från hemlandets sida av att kontrollera sin befolkning i diaspora och i vissa fall också använda sina diasporor som brickor i mellanstatliga spel. Många politiska beslutsfattare och policyprofessionella är tveksamma till samverkan med diasporiska organisationer. Osäkerheten kan förmodligen förstärkas om man uteslutande tittar på diasporornas instrumentella förmåga att leverera t ex bistånd på ett effektivt, korrekt och rättssäkert sätt. Diasporor är inga hjälporganisationer – inte ens när diaspora representeras av föreningar – och det är inte i första hand professionell administration, expertis och stora samt beständiga finansiella resurser som är diasporans varumärke. En slutsats som kan dras från denna kunskapsöversikt är att diaspora istället ska sättas i ett sammanhang som mer liknar en civilsamhällelig rörelse än en organisation med fasta strukturer. Diaspora ska snarare ses som en rörelse där engagemanget för det egna folket kan ta sig många uttryck. Med tanke på omfattningen av alla de olika remitteringar som når migranternas hemländer finns här en stor potential. Det finns ett stort värde i att diaspororna utvecklar stödjande praktiker till migranter och hemlandsbefolkning. Det är viktigt för dem som behöver hjälpen att sådana praktiker får utvecklas och fortleva. Särskilt med tanke på att diasporor många gånger lyckas nå fram med hjälp där andra organisationer misslyckats.

  • 103.
    Uimonen, Paula
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Digital Narratives in Anthropology2016In: The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century / [ed] Helena Wulff, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016, p. 243-253Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 104.
    González-Fernández, Tania
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Entre nodos y nudos: ambivalencias emocionales en la migración transnacional: Una aproximación etnográfica a las emociones a partir de familias transnacionales entre Bolivia y España2016In: Odisea. Revista de Estudios Migratorios, ISSN 2408-445X, no 3, p. 99-123Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Drawing on multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Bolivia and Spain, this article explores the reconfiguration of family relations maintained by middle-aged migrant women in a context of transnational migration. Indeed, transnational migration triggers contradictory feelings for those leaving and for those who stay behind. The individuals interviewed repeatedly express mixed feelings of guilt, pride, sadness and satisfaction, often interwoven with meaningful silences, demands, and expectations. In this particular instance, the aim is to visibilize the emotional dimension inherent in family relations at a distance to demonstrate how migration is also affected by the weight of care responsibilities, the family life course, gender roles, or intergenerational relations.

  • 105.
    Leivestad, Hege
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Thedvall, Renita
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    Evaluation by Colors: Assessing “Joy at Work” in Preschools by the Colors Green, Yellow and Red2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 106.
    Pollack Sarnecki, Hannah
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Favela Funk – Ways of Being Young in the Urban Peripheries of Rio de Janeiro2016Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    During the last decades, funk music produced in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro has been travelling the world as a genre of contemporary cool. Construed as both hip and authentic and consumed globally, it has become a political and commercial asset in the nation’s rise to economic dominance and in Rio’s campaign to become a global city. In Brazil, however, favela funk draws the boundaries between the shanty towns of the urban margins, where it remains a social practice, and the state, by which it is condemned and sometimes prohibited for lyrics that allude to violence in an alleged glorification of gang power. This dissertation is an ethnographic inquiry into social life and power relations in one of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. It tells the story of how a drug-dealing faction challenges the sovereignty of the state on its turf by means of both arms and the control and distribution of pleasure and fun. Funk, in this account, emerges as an immensely popular social practice and thus an instrument of drug-dealing power. By treating violence and the sexually explicit as both unifying and fragmenting in the social dynamics of this place, the dissertation uncovers the paths that favela youth tread in the context of severe poverty, vulnerability and limited access to state institutions and formal employment.

  • 107. Vandenhelsken, Mélanie
    et al.
    Karlsson, Bengt G.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Fluid attachments in Northeast India: introduction2016In: Asian Ethnicity, ISSN 1463-1369, E-ISSN 1469-2953, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 330-339Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This introduction presents the context and theoretical basis of fluidity of attachments in Northeast India. A large cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity, an international border situation, and various forms of unsettled relations with ‘mainstream India’ characterize Northeast India. These aspects form the frame of highly dynamic movements of identity and ethnicity formation. This special issue includes five papers that focus on these dynamics in terms of ‘fluidity’; they present new situations of shift between different layers of identification, re-signification of cultural practices in the process of their selection as emblems of groups‘ identity, changes in groups’ specific practices after religious conversion, and shifts from one identity to another. They show that shifts of ethnic identity are old processes in the region, whereas other levels of identification, such as lineages, clans, villages, and new ‘cosmopolitan’ identities coexist alongside ethnic identity, and gain particular salience in certain situations or points of time.

  • 108.
    Haaland Pers, Jonas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    I gränslandet mellan statsrepresentant och privatperson: En etnografisk studie av svenska privat-twittrande poliser2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna masteruppsats behandlar gruppen privat-twittrande poliser – individer som i egenskap av privatpersoner skildrar sitt förhållningssätt och sina åsikter kring sitt yrke som polis genom sociala medie-forumet Twitter. Studien är baserad på etnografiskt fältarbete utfört under hösten 2014. Sedan den svenska Polisens officiella intåg på sociala medier under början av 2010-talet har fler och fler yrkesverksamma poliser börjat använda digitala plattformar såsom Twitter, Facebook och Instagram för att skildra en egen syn på den polisiära yrkesrollen samt diskutera Polisens samhällsfunktion och verksamhetsförfarande. Till skillnad från officiella myndighetsrepresentanter på Twitter står de privat-twittrande poliserna fria från det direkta representativa ansvar som det innebär att professionellt företräda staten och behöver således inte enbart handla i enlighet med den officiella verksamhetsagendan. Trots friheten från direkt ansvar upplevs dock många av individerna, av allmänheten, som polisrepresentanter i och med deras primärt yrkesrelaterade kommunikation. I gränslandet mellan statsrepresentant och privatperson upprättas en säregen maktposition vilken, med hjälp av Twitter som socialt verktyg, förstärker de privat-twittrande polisernas möjligheter att prägla och nyansera den samhälleliga föreställningen om det polisiära varandet.

  • 109.
    Uimonen, Paula
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    "I'm a picture girl.": Mobile photography in Tanzania2016In: Digital photography and everyday life: Empirical studies on material visual practices / [ed] Edgar Gómez Cruz, Asko Lehmuskallio, New York: Routledge, 2016, p. 19-34Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter focuses on mobile photography in Tanzania, with an emphasis on the materiality of production and circulation. Shaped by the materiality of the mobile phone, a personal artefact that embodies cultural expectations of modernity and social mobility, mobile photography mediates the management of social relations, the performance of cultural identity and the creative agency of self-expression, while fuelling fears of commercial exploitation and loss of control. On the one hand, mobile phones afford possession of a camera device, allowing people to explore and engage in photography in everyday life. In a Tanzanian context, mobile photography is thus a relatively accessible entry point into modern forms of self-representation and self-expression, captured with digital technology and distributed over mobile networks. On the other hand, since mobile phones are personalized artefacts, functioning like material extensions of the self, mobile photography also carries conflicting narratives of loss and control, while the mediated construction of modern subjects is shaped by structural conditions of social inequality and cultural commodification.

  • 110.
    Garsten, Christina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Imaginable Futures: Anticipatory knowledge and narratives of futurity in U.S. think tanks2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 111.
    Garsten, Christina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Imaginable Futures: Anticipatory Knowledge, Evidence, and Narratives of Futurity in Think Tanks2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 112.
    Karlsson, Bengt G.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Into the Grid: Hydropower and Subaltern Politics in Northeast India2016In: Staking Claims: The Politics of Social Movements in Contemporary Rural India / [ed] Uday Cahndra, Daniel Taghioff, Oxford University Press, 2016, p. 64-83Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 113.
    Wulff, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Introducing the Anthropologist as Writer: Across and Within Genres2016In: The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century / [ed] Helena Wulff, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016, p. 1-18Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Taking existing conversations in anthropology as a point of departure, the mission of this volume is twofold: first, to identify different writing genres that anthropologists actually engage with; second, to argue for the usefulness and necessity for anthropologists of taking  writing as a craft seriously and of writing across and within genres in new ways. This introductory chapter contextualizes anthropological writing historically and theoretically, moves on to my own experience of writing cultural (dance) journalism as one instance of broadening anthropological writing, and concludes by offering an overview of ways of writing anthropology as discussed in the following chapters: in relation to the making of an anthropological career, ethnographic writing, journalistic and popular writing, and writing across genres. 

  • 114.
    Dahl, Gudrun
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Is Good Intention Enough to Be Heard? On Appadurai's 'Capacity to Aspire'2016In: Voice and Matter Communication: Communication, Development and the Cultural Return / [ed] Oscar Hemer, Tomas Tufte, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2016, p. 225-239Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The point of departure for my contribution is a reflection over Appadurai’s approach to hope in relation to the contradictions between the politics and moralities of recognition versus redistribution and the ascription of individualising or structural explanations for the predicament of poor people. The will to give recognition is perspectivised in relation to contemporary developmental ideologies that make grassroots’ connections a moral value. However, an emphasis on hope as a basically individual characteristic or a cultural trait is also problematized in relation to the arguments of traditional ‘theories of ascription’. The explanation of other people’s actions tends to stress their own characteristics rather than the situational conditions under which they act. This may be a constraint for how even well intended academic discourse is received, transforming cultural or individual explanations into static models of the “blame-the-victim” type.

  • 115.
    Karlsson, Bengt G.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Jorden vi ägde: Resursanvändning, genus och privatisering av mark i nordöstra Indien2016In: Kungliga Vitterhetsakademiens Årsbok 2016, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2016, p. 77-95Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 116.
    Pan, Darcy
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Laboring Through Uncertainty: an ethnography of the Chinese state, labor NGOs, and development2016Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study sets out to understand how international development projects supporting labor activism work in contemporary China. It focuses on the lived experiences of and relationships among a group of grassroots⁠ labor NGOs in the province of Guangdong, South China; intermediary NGOs in Hong Kong; and Western funding agencies that try to bring about social change in postsocialist China where the political climate is still highly restrictive and the limits of the state’s tolerance for activism are ambiguous and uncertain. Foregrounding the notion of uncertainty, this study investigates how state control is exercised by examining a specific logic of practices, discourses, and a mode of existence that constantly mask and unmask the state. More specifically, this study explores how the uncertainty about the boundaries of permissible activism is generative of a sociopolitical realm in which variously positioned subjects mobilize around the idea of the state, which in turn leads to articulations and practices conducive to both self-censorship and a contingent space of activism. Viewed as such, the idea of uncertainty becomes an enabler through which certain kinds of practices, relationships, and networks are made possible and enacted, and through which a sociopolitical realm of intimacy is constituted by and constitutive of these relationships, networks, and practices. Situated in the domain of uncertainty, this study examines the ways in which uncertainty, both as an analytical idea and an ontological existence, produces an intimate space where labor activists not only effectively self-censor but also skillfully map the gray zone between the relatively safe and the unacceptably risky choices.

  • 117.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Magical formulae for market futures: Tales from the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos2016In: Anthropology Today, ISSN 0268-540X, E-ISSN 1467-8322, Vol. 32, no 6, p. 18-21Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Markets are often portrayed as being organized by way of rationalized knowledge, objective reasoning, and the fluctuations of demand and supply. In parallel, and often mixed with this modality of knowledge, magical beliefs and practices are prevalent. Business leaders, management consultants, and financial advisors are often savvy in the art of creatively blending the ‘objective facts’ of markets with magical formulae, rites, and imaginaries of the future. This article looks at the World Economic Forum's yearly Davos meeting as a large-scale ritual that engages senior executives of global corporations, top-level politicians, and civil society leaders to contribute to the overall aim of ‘improving the world’. The Davos gathering has become a vital part of the business calendar, just as much for the intensity of its networking as for the declarations of action from the speakers’ podiums. The presentations and performances in Davos work as ‘technologies of enchantment’ in Gell's (1992) sense, instilling a sense of agency onto participants. The ritual also contributes towards securing the acquiescence of individuals and organizations in a transnational network of politico-economic intentionalities. By invoking global and regional challenges and risks, discussing possible scenarios and solutions, presenters invoke a sense of urgency and contribute to the articulation of global ‘problems’ and ‘solutions’. It is proposed that the magic of Davos resides to a large extent in the ritualized form of interaction and the technologies of enchantment through which it is set up.

  • 118.
    Galli, Raoul
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Medelklassernas varumärkta fack: Tjänstemännen och kampen om klassifikationen2016In: Tjänstemännen och deras rörelser: Fackligt arbete bland svenska tjänstemän ur ett hundraårigt perspektiv: En forskarantologi / [ed] Anders Björnsson, Stockholm: TAM-Arkiv , 2016Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 119.
    Høyer Leivestad, Hege
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Motility2016In: Keywords of mobility: Critical Engagements / [ed] Noel B. Salazar, Kiran Jayaram, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016, p. 133-151Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 120.
    Graham, Mark
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Official optimism in the face of an uncertain future Swedish reactions to climate change threats2016In: Environmental Change and the World's Futures: Ecologies, Ontologies and Mythologies / [ed] Jonathan Paul Marshall, Linda H. Connor, Routledge, 2016, p. 233-246Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 121.
    Nyqvist, Anette
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    On Some Nice Benefits and One Big Challenge of The Second File2016In: The anthropologist as writer: genres and contexts in the twenty-first century / [ed] Helena Wulff, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016, p. 161-171Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 122.
    Moksnes, Heidi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Papperslösa arbetare och möjligheterna för facklig organisering2016In: Irreguljär migration i Sverige: Rättigheter, vardagserfarenheter, motstånd och statliga kategoriseringar / [ed] Maja Sager, Helena Holgersson, Klara Öberg, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2016Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 123.
    Gustavsson, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Nyberg, Catarina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Westin, Charles
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Plurality and continuity-Understanding self-identity of persons with intellectual disability2016In: Alter;European Journal of Disability Research ;Journal Europeen de Recherche Sur le Handicap, ISSN 1875-0672, E-ISSN 1875-0680, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 310-326Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this article is to explore the complexity and continuity of self-identities of persons with intellectual disability. This is done by close reading of four life stories. The findings are that intellectually disabled people's self-identities are basically plural and fluid. A fruitful approach to understanding this plurality is given by positioning theory developed by Harre & Langenhove. We analyze the subject's sense of continuity in terms of our own concept of inner dialogue. Our point of departure is a review of literature with special focus on multiple identities. We distinguish between three strands of knowledge within this field: (1) sociological studies of other-defined, identities, which are hard to change; (2) psychological studies of dynamic, self-defined identities characterized by adaptation and continuity, and (3) discursive studies of fluid and plural self- and other-defined identities. The third strand has contributed significantly to the field of disability studies by transcending the classic dichotomy of normalcy or deviancy (of identity) of persons with intellectual disabilities. In our aim to probe deeper into the issues of plurality and continuity of self-defined identities, we turn to Stuart Hall's noteworthy text: Who needs identity?' (Hall & Du Gay, 1996). Hall proposes that a new direction for a theory of identity needs to build on input from discursive studies, but it should also embrace the question of how the subject maintains a sense of personal continuity.

  • 124.
    Schwabe, Siri
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Promised Lands: Memory, Politics, and Palestinianness in Santiago de Chile2016Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study is a comprehensive attempt to grapple with diasporic Palestinianness in Santiago de Chile. Based on long-term fieldwork from 2013 to 2014 within Palestinian-Chilean networks, organizations, and places it explores how an inherently political Palestinianness is constituted, expressed and explored via memory on the one hand and processes related to space and place on the other. Palestinianness is employed here as a concept that captures all that goes into maintaining a Palestinian presence in Santiago. Rather than a fixed category, Palestinianness is something that works and is worked upon in ways that are inseparable from, in this case, the context of lived life in the Chilean capital. It is a host of experiences and practices that cannot be neatly separated, but that are constantly weaved together in steadily recurrent, but sometimes disruptive and surprising patterns. By interrogating Palestinianness within the distinct context of present-day Santiago, the thesis unsettles and reconfigures conceptualizations of the relationship between memory, space, and politics. It does so by delving into the ambiguities at play in Palestinian-Chilean relationships to the often uncomfortable memory politics of post-dictatorship and the ongoing Palestinian struggle respectively. To shed light on the dynamics at play, transmemory is introduced as a concept that seeks to capture the spatial and spatially mobile qualities of memory. The thesis argues that by engaging with traveling memories of life and conflict in the old land and simultaneously rejecting involvement with continuously troubling memories of the recent Chilean past, Palestinian-Chileans form a collective politics of Palestinianness that is nonetheless distinctly marked by an inescapable Chileanness.

  • 125.
    Nyqvist, Anette
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Reform and Responsibility in the Remaking of the Swedish National Pension System: Opening the Orange Envelope2016Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book is a close up and detailed study through a national pension system. It is about how a policy, such as a national pension system, shifts responsibility from state to individuals and, thus, work to reconfigure the state – citizen relationship. The book reads as an ethnographic example of how contemporary power works by way of new forms of governance; it is an exploration into the art of governing and it includes the governed subjects – the citizens – of a large scale governmental policy process.

    With Sweden’s recently reformed national pension system as the illustrative example I depict how new forms of governance effectively shift responsibility from state level to an individual level. More specifically, I shed light on how politicians, technocrats and bureaucrats work to educate and foster the general public into responsible, hard working and financially literate citizens. I also show that such attempts are not readily accepted or adopted by the citizens at the receiving end of the pension policy and instead of providing stability and security this social security policy invokes a sense of insecurity in Swedish citizens. 

  • 126.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    Garsten, Christina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Södertörn University College, Sweden.
    Risk, resilience, and alternative futures: Scenario-building at the World Economic Forum2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The implications of globalization and geopolitical shifts are central concerns in think tanks and other organizations geared to producing knowledge about the contemporary world. The World Economic Forum, a nonprofit international organization headquartered in Geneva, concentrates a large part of its work around the production of The Global Risks Report. The paper discusses the The Global Risks Report and the models of alternative futures outlined in the report, as examples of organizational scenario-building. The report draws on expertise available within the different communities and knowledge networks created by the WEF and builds on research, projects, debates and initiatives piloted by the organization. It is suggested that the risk scenarios articulate a particular form of ‘anticipatory knowledge’, geared to contribute to the shaping of political priorities and agendas. The scenarios aim to shape perceptions of what constitute ‘global problems’, and how they might best be addressed and governed and confer a degree of agency onto the organization and its partner organizations, i.e. the world’s largest transnational corporations. Hence, they contribute to anticipatory governance, i.e. governance geared to integrate imaginaries of the future into regulatory processes.

  • 127. Nouwen, Ward
    et al.
    Van Praag, Lore
    Van Caudenberg, Rut
    Clycq, Noel
    Timmerman, Christiane
    Björklöf, Marie (Contributor)
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Strömberg, Isabella (Contributor)
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    School-based Prevention and Intervention Measures and Alternative Learning Approaches to Reduce Early School Leaving2016Report (Other academic)
  • 128.
    Macek, Ivana
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Skam, skuld och upprättelse2016In: Krig/fred: RJ:s årsbok 2016/2017 / [ed] Jenny Björkman, Arne Jarrick, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2016, p. 151-167Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 129.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Södertörn University College, Sweden.
    Small places, big stakes: "Meetings" as moments of ethnographic momentum2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The World Economic Forum is essentially a world of meetings: staged, circumvented, formal, organized meetings to which access is tightly restricted. The annual Davos meeting, the WEF show case meeting, is also a microcosm of the organization, set up in a small place but speaking to bigger issues. Ethnographic fieldwork in organizations such as the WEF – and more broadly incorporations, state agencies, and international organizations – often involves doing fieldwork in workshops, at ceremonies, and at other staged, formal events. In addition, such fieldwork tends to be multilocal, mobile, and discontinuous. What, if anything, can we learn from doing ethnography in such small, temporary meeting places, where we may not even have full access?

    The paper shows that researching an organization such as the WEF is as methodologically and theoretical challenging as it is rewarding. It is argued that to understand the practices constituting meetings we need to broaden the perspective of the meeting as a phenomenon. The meeting as research locus should not be seen as a given entity, but as a contingent and continually constructed social arena. In the WEF case the meeting is both a continuous organizing effort, and a social arena, temporarily bounded in time and space.

  • 130.
    Behtoui, Alireza
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. Linköping University, Sweden.
    Neergaard, Anders
    Social capital and the educational achievement of young people in Sweden2016In: British Journal of Sociology of Education, ISSN 0142-5692, E-ISSN 1465-3346, Vol. 37, no 7, p. 947-969Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on Bourdieu's conceptualization of social capital (the social stratification perspective), this study examines the impact of social capital on the educational outcomes of young people in Sweden, with a focus on the extra-familial aspect of social capital - that is, social capital generated by parental networks and active membership in various social organizations and friendship networks. The results indicate that the class background of respondents is the main predictor of access to all three forms of extra-familial social capital. However, after controlling for class background, the children of racialized immigrant groups are more likely to have access to more types of social capital than others. All three aspects of extra-familial social capital positively influence the educational performance of pupils.

  • 131.
    Wulff, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century2016Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Writing is crucial to anthropology, but which genres are anthropologists expected to master in the 21th century? This book explores how anthropological writing shapes the intellectual content of the discipline and academic careers. First, chapters identify the different writing genres and contexts anthropologists actually engage with. Second, this book argues for the usefulness and necessity of taking seriously the idea of writing as a craft and of writing across and within genres in new ways. Although academic writing is an anthropologist's primary genre, they also write in many others, from drafting administrative texts and filing reports to composing ethnographically inspired journalism and fiction.

  • 132.
    Karlsson, Bengt G.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    The Forest of Our Lives: In and Out of Political Ecology2016In: Conservation and Society, ISSN 0972-4923, E-ISSN 0975-3133, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 380-390Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, I seek to bring together a number of environmental histories to think about the place of forest in our lives. It is partly autobiographical in the sense that it concerns forest issues that 1, for various reasons, have been entangled with recently. These are the making of carbon (REDD+) forests in Northeast India, preservation of the urban forests and planting of indigenous trees in Karura forests in Nairobi, Kenya, and the transformation of Swedish forests into vast industrial plantations. I come to these issues with little knowledge about the forest ecology or the flora and fauna, as such, but rather as a scholar with earlier experience of analysis of the social and political dynamics involved in conflicts over forests, that is, how differently powered actors seek to appropriate, stake claims to or control the forest. Hence, my point of departure and analytical framework is largely that of political ecology. In a conversation about the work of the anthropologist Brian Morris, I will point to the thinness of such an approach and open up aspects that are critical to Morris' way of engaging with the interactions of people, plants, insects, and animals. This, I will argue, is a truly grounded environmental anthropology.

  • 133.
    Nyqvist, Anette
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    The Many Faces of Gold2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 134.
    Gullberg, Johanna
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    The Republic of Difference: Feminism and anti-racism in the Parisian banlieues2016Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis is an ethnographic study of three political groups in the Parisian banlieues: Ni putes ni soumises, AFRICA and Mouvement des indigènes de la République. These groups espouse both feminist and antiracist politics in theory, yet in practice tend to privilege either a feminist or  antiracist position and end up in opposition to each other. To explain why, the thesis locates their respective politics within French colonial heritage, French secularism (laïcité), and current politics surrounding Muslims in France, especially Muslim women in the banlieues. The thesis draws on anthropological theory, feminist theory, intersectionality, and post-colonial studies. 

  • 135. Hagberg, Sten
    et al.
    Körling, Gabriella
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Urban land contestations and political mobilisation: (re)sources of authority and protest in West African municipalities2016In: Social Anthropology, ISSN 0964-0282, E-ISSN 1469-8676, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 294-308Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper is based on anthropological research on socio-political opposition in West African municipalities. We analyse how land schemes for urban development are at the centre of social contest and political mobilisation in municipalities, by developing examples from peri-urban areas of Bamako, Mali and Niamey, Niger. We point to several contradictions that lie at the heart of zoning, one of the most dominant forms of urban land management and urban development in many cities in West Africa. They concern, first, who actually benefits from zoning projects and the promises of development and modernisation; second, the dual role of zoning projects as sources of both public resources and private enrichment; third, the gradual replacement of village populations and the rekindling of a politics of belonging; and, finally, the emergence of new political moralities in the face of corruption and mismanagement. We conclude that urban land contests are simultaneously sources and resources of authority and protest. While the skilful and creative combination of these sources and resources is an asset in municipal politics, political mobilisation is also fuelled by protest movements of those marginalised in urban land management schemes, carving out new spaces for socio-political opposition in West African municipalities.

  • 136.
    Uimonen, Paula
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Beyond Failure: rethinking research and evaluation in ICT4D2015In: Digital divides : the new challenges and opportunities of e-inclusion / [ed] Kim Andreasson, Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2015, p. 247-264Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 137.
    Lindquist, Johan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Brokers and Brokerage, Anthropology of2015In: International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Science / [ed] James D. Wright, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015, 2, p. 870-874Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 138.
    Wulff, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Dance, Anthropology of2015In: International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences: Vol. 5 / [ed] James D. Wright, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015, 2 uppl., p. 666-670Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dance as a topic for systematic anthropological investigation was established in the 1960s. As the Western category of dance did not always work in a cross-cultural perspective, bounded rhythmical movements were identified, as well as dance events. Dance is an expression of wider social and cultural situations, often indicating transition or conflict, as well as unity. Dance anthropologists study all forms of dance, Western and non-Western, ranging from ritual dance and social dance to streetdance and staged dance performance. Dance and movement are understood in relation to theories of the body and gender, and to ethnicity, nationalism, and transnationality.

  • 139.
    Kikon, Dolly
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Fermenting Modernity: Putting Akhuni on the Nation's Table in India2015In: South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, ISSN 0085-6401, E-ISSN 1479-0270, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 320-335Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, I explore notions of modernity, citizenship, belonging and transgressions in South Asia through the fermented food, akhuni. Fermented soya beans, popularly known as akhuni in Nagaland, a state in Northeast India with a majority tribal population, has a distinct pungent aroma and taste. This food is relished across the eastern Himalayan societies, including Nagaland, but routinely causes conflict between akhuni consumers and those who find the smell revolting. In 2007, due to increasing akhuni conflict in New Delhi, the Delhi police produced a handbook t hat cautions students and workers from Northeast India and eastern Himalayan societies that they should refrain from cooking akhuni and other fermented foods. Such official directives reiterate how the state plays a significant role in legitimising or prohibiting certain foods that particular social groups in contemporary India consume, relegating these communities to a remote position in the national social and culinary order. Against the backdrop of such friction, this article examines why akhuni consumers of the eastern Himalayan societies assert that eating fermented food is an integral part of their culture and history. Conversations about eating cultures, I argue, have to be understood as expressions of resistance, negotiation and the anxieties of striving to be a modern tribal in contemporary India.

  • 140.
    Garsten, Christina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    Flexibility frictions: varieties of employee orientation to work in the temporary staffing industry2015In: Flexible capitalism: exchange and ambiguity at work / [ed] Jens Kjaerulff, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015, p. 93-115Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 141.
    Nyman, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    From Deadly Disease to Chronic Condition: A Study of the Gay Casualties in the 'War on AIDS' in Sweden2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Every society in the world has its own AIDS story. A story of uncertainty, moral panic, and social persecution of sexual and ethnical minorities. Sweden is no exception. However, what makes Sweden an exceptional case worthy of anthropological attention, is the fact that even though Sweden in retrospect never experienced an ‘actual’ AIDS epidemic, Swedish AIDS politics were still characterized by severe political coercion and social governance other European nations failed to live up to. This thesis deals with the implementation of public policy and legislative regulations, put into force as to ‘combat’ the new threat of AIDS in Sweden. By engaging as a moderate participant, and conducting interviews with and amongst state agencies, as well as NGOs working with the issues of HIV and AIDS in Sweden, I sought to examine the bureaucratic processes of producing and negotiating knowledge surrounding HIV. Considering that certain groups, such as women, gay men, and migrants, always have been the targets of AIDS education, while leaving (white) heterosexual men exempted, I turned my focus to the depiction of gay men found in bureaucratic artefacts and past legislative debates. When it comes to HIV prevalence in the West, gay men have always been overrepresented. Yet, they have failed to become one of the most prioritized prevention groups. The depiction of the “gay man” during the AIDS crisis was hugely ambivalent, as ‘he’ was seen as both an unfortunate victim and a dangerous perpetrator. With this study, I hope to make the issues of HIV and AIDS visible again.

  • 142.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Jacobsson, Kerstin
    Harmony-Thinking and Post-Political Ethics inGlobal Governance2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 143.
    Uimonen, Paula
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Hellström, Johan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    ICT4D Donor Agencies and Networks2015In: The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society; 1: A - K / [ed] Robin Mansell and Peng Hwa Ang, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, 1, p. 1-9Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) evolved as a field of development cooperation in conjunction with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003 and 2005. Prior to this United Nations summit, few donors were involved in ICT4D, but as policymakers around the world became involved in the WSIS process, ICT4D emerged as an important aspect of the global development agenda. Donors started to recognize that ICT offered a tool for development, not least for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). After the WSIS interest dwindled among leading donor agencies, but resurfaced as mobile technologies became widespread even in income-poor countries and among poor populations and after the digitally mediated social uprisings of the so-called Arab Spring which highlighted the social and political significance of the internet. New actors are becoming involved including philanthropic organizations, while the ICT4D field continues to explore new working methods like multistakeholder partnerships. Meanwhile, ICT is gradually becoming integrated into development efforts, although global patterns of digital stratification still remain to be overcome. This entry focuses on the roles of donor organizations and their networks

  • 144.
    Wulff, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    In Favour of Flexible Forms: Multi-Sited Fieldwork2015In: Social Anthropology, ISSN 0964-0282, E-ISSN 1469-8676, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 355-357Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 145.
    Uimonen, Paula
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Internet and Social Media: Anthropological Aspects2015In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences / [ed] James D. Wright, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015, 2, p. 600-605Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Generally defined as a network of networks, the Internet has had a profound impact on the social organization and cultural meaning of modern society. Since it entered the public domain in the early 1990s, the Internet has grown exponentially and is now used by one-third of the world population. Anthropologists have studied the Internet from its early social history, especially in non-Western countries. Over time, this research has evolved into the subdiscipline of digital anthropology, which studies the development and use of digital media in different cultural contexts.

  • 146.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    Lindvert, Jessica
    Thedvall, Renita
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    Introduction: makeshift work in a global labour market2015In: Makeshift work in a changing labour market: the Swedish model in the post-financial crisis era / [ed] Christina Garsten, Jessica Lindvert and Renita Thedvall, Basingstoke: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 147.
    Wulff, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Ireland in the World, the World in Ireland2015In: American Anthropologist, ISSN 0002-7294, E-ISSN 1548-1433, Vol. 117, no 1, p. 142-143Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 148.
    Wulff, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Jazz i Ghana: musik som kosmopolitism2015In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 34-38Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 149.
    Körling, Gabriella
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Klaas van Walraven (2013), The Yearning for Relief: A History of the Sawaba Movement in Niger, Leiden and Boston: Brill, ISBN 9789 004245747, xxviii+968 pp.2015In: Africa Spectrum, ISSN 0002-0397, E-ISSN 1868-6869, Vol. 50, no 2, p. 140-142Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 150.
    Macek, Ivana
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    L’imprevisto e la confusione: metodo e teoria nella Sarajevo sotto assedio2015In: Antropologia, ISSN 2420-8469, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 185-201Article in journal (Refereed)
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