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Spatial Reconfigurations and New Social Formations: the Contemporary Urban Context of Kerala
(The University of Bergen, 2013-05-22)
Urbanisation and global relationships have had deep historical impacts all along the western coast of Indian peninsula in general and Kerala in particular. It is both inadequate and inaccurate to invest everything ‘urban’ ...
Pastoralists in Violent Defiance of the State. The case of the Karimojong in Northeastern Uganda
(The University of Bergen, 2010-05-07)
This thesis explores the issue of persistent violence between pastoralists and the state in north eastern Uganda, probing why after many years of trying to settle the problems of cattle raiding, armed violence and disorder ...
The ways of Maize: Food, Poverty, Policy and the Politics of Meaning among the Chewa of Malawi
(The University of Bergen, 2012-06-29)
This ethnographically grounded study of Chewa people’s foodways traces the involvement of the Chewa people in global development politics and policy processes. With the aim of understanding how development intervention ...
Buddhism in Popular Culture. The case of Sri Lankan "Tovil dance"
(The University of Bergen, 2010-04-23)
The Fear of Fever: Epidemic Persistence and Medical Authority in a Kerala Village
(The University of Bergen, 2015-12-16)
This thesis examines the socio-medical order that formed around epidemic fevers in Kerala following the chikungunya and H1N1 outbreaks between 2007 and 2009. I study its political interfaces, embodied aspects, implications ...
Facing the Future. Online Sociality and Emerging Forms of Play among Children in Norway
(The University of Bergen, 2016-12-09)
Young people in Norway have never experienced a world without the internet. This thesis explores uses of digital technology in children’s lives, and draws on fieldwork among eight- and nine-year olds in Kristiansand to ...
Russian Greeks / Greek Russians: Parameters of Identity
(The University of Bergen, 2015-08-28)
This thesis investigates how the ex-Soviet Greek populations used the reforms in Russia and the re-patriation policy of Greece emerging in the 1990s in order to form a new discourse on Greek identity. This new understanding ...
An Anthropology of Marketplace Behavior. Aspects of embeddedness in Norwegian entrepreneurship in the Baltics
(The University of Bergen, 2012-03-16)
Based on fieldwork undertaken between 2005 and 2008, this thesis provides an anthropological analysis of cross border Norwegian entrepreneurship in the Baltics in a timeframe that spans from the middle of the 1990s to 2008. ...
Samburu Youth Navigating Violent Terrains. Reconfiguring Samburu Masculinity in Northern Kenya
(The University of Bergen, 2017-06-16)
This thesis is part of the major research project The effects of violence and impoverishment on psychosocial health among pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya funded by The Research Council of Norway. Based on a ...
Waterworn. Climate Change Resonance in the Shivalik Hills of North India
(The University of Bergen, 2018-05-15)
This dissertation aims to explore the idea of climate change as it appeared amongst villagers in the rural Shivalik hills of North India. I traced the discourse behind the practices of diverse local, regional and global ...