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"When you cannot do anything, that's the greatest problem in life" - Place and identity, power and agency among Karen refugees on the Thai-Burmese border
(The University of Bergen, 2010-06-17)
In this thesis, identity formation processes among refugees from the ethnic group of Karen from Burma, in camps along the Thai-Burmese border are explored. Questions related to subjectivity formation are discussed, such ...
Jeg drar innen to uker! Om usikkerhet og migrasjonsmønstre i Xela, Guatemala
(The University of Bergen, 2008)
"Work and Strengthening": Ontological dualism and the ethical treatment of mentally ill patients in Madagascar
(The University of Bergen, 2014-08-11)
This thesis is based on fieldwork within a revival movement in Madagascar that treats mentally ill patients with exorcism. I explore the meaning of submission and the problem of ontological dualism based on my experiences.
Utopian forestry in Nepal; Local governance and the production of new citizen
(The University of Bergen, 2012-08-24)
A fieldwork of the Community Forest User Group and local society in the village of Bishanku Narayan, Ward 1, District of Godawari, Nepal. A study of how the CF model affects the local society of the people engaged in ...
"There's no love here". Beach boys in Malindi, Kenya
(The University of Bergen, 2011-05-27)
Although there has been various suggestions as to what would be the correct term to use on a phenomenon where Western female tourists travel to Third World countries; engaging in romantic relationships with local beach ...
The Dynamics of changing perspectives: Identity politics, citizen rights and language among the deaf in Norway
(The University of Bergen, 2013-05-30)
This thesis is centered around the two conflicting discourses on deafness. Deafness can be understood as both a medical and cultural terms. However, both these discourses are highly contested. This thesis aims at exploring ...
Strained Fraternity. Identity Formations, Migration and Social Transformation Among Sri Lankan Tamils in Tamil Nadu, India
(The University of Bergen, 2005)
Christian Charity Work in the Contemporary United States -Volunteering as a practice in Houston, Texas
(The University of Bergen, 2009-06-19)
In my thesis I have looked at the challenges and dilemmas facing volunteers at a Christian charity organizations located in Houston, Texas. Philanthropy and volunteerism, or the non-profit sector, are often used as an ...
Bløming: stedstilhørighet og tradisjoner i en bygd i Hardanger
(The University of Bergen, 2013-06-24)
Abstrakt I denne masteroppgaven har jeg studert stedstilhørighet og reproduksjon av tradisjoner i en bygd i Hardanger. Ved å kontekstualisere bøndenes arv av odelsgård og overføringen av gården til neste generasjon, viser ...