Search for dissertations about: "anthropology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 433 swedish dissertations containing the word anthropology.

  1. 1. Sweet Battlefields : Youth and the Liberian Civil War

    Author : Mats Utas; Ovesen Jan; Alcinda Honwana; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Cultural anthropology; Liberia; anthropology; civil war; youth; children; child soldiers; street children; conflict; violence; women in war; West Africa; liminality; Kulturantropologi; Cultural anthropology; Kulturantropologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : This dissertation presents an ethnography of youth in Liberia and of how their lives became affected by a civil war which raged in the country between 1990 and 1997. The focus is on the experiences, motivations, and reflections of young combatants who fought for a variety of rebel factions. READ MORE

  2. 2. In Search of the State : An Ethnography of Public Service Provision in Urban Niger

    Author : Gabriella Körling; Sten Hagberg; Christian Lund; Mathieu Hilgers; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; the state; public services; healthcare; education; development; Niamey; Niger; Cultural anthropology; Kulturantropologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : This study explores public health and education provision in Niamey, the capital of Niger, by merging the ethnographic study of public services with an anthropological analysis of the state and of local politics. Based on anthropological fieldwork carried out in a group of neighbourhoods in the periphery of Niamey, the study highlights the political dimensions of public service provision in a local arena where international development interventions and national plans meet local realities and where a wide range of actors and institutions, dis-courses, meanings, and practices are mobilized in the offering of and the regulation of access to public services. READ MORE

  3. 3. Living With Bad Surroundings : War and Existential Uncertainty in Acholiland, Northern Uganda

    Author : Sverker Finnström; Per Brandström; Susan R. Whyte; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Cultural anthropology; Uganda; Acholi; political anthropology; existential-phenomenological anthropology; war; armed conflict; displacement; lived experience; Lord s Resistance Movement Army LRM A; LRA ; cosmology; religion; morality; Kulturantropologi; Cultural anthropology; Kulturantropologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : War has ravaged Acholiland in northern Uganda since 1986. The Ugandan army is fighting a rebel insurgency group called the Lord’s Resistance Movement/Army. READ MORE

  4. 4. Flexible Science : An Anthropology of Scientists, Society and Nature in Vietnam

    Author : Eren Zink; Jan Ovesen; Tine Gammeltoft; Celia Lowe; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; actor-network theory; climate change; economic anthropology; environmental conservation; higher education; international development; science; science policy; Vietnam; Cultural anthropology; Kulturantropologi; Ethnography; Etnografi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : Eren Zink explores the conditions of doing science in Vietnam. The scientists included in this study were engaged in local and international efforts to conserve nature, establish the fact of climate change, and carry out scientific research in Vietnam. READ MORE

  5. 5. La Famiglia - The Ideology of Sicilian Family Networks

    Author : Eva Carlestål; Jan Ovesen; Johan Leman; Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Cultural anthropology; Sicily; anthropology; family; matrifocality; kinship; HUMANITIES and RELIGION; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Anthropological data from fieldwork carried out among a fishing population in western Sicily show how related matrifocal nuclear families are tightly knit within larger, male-headed networks. The mother focus at the basic family level is thereby balanced and the system indicates that the mother-child unit does not function effectively on its own, as has often been argued for this type of family structure. READ MORE