Syllabus/achievement requirements autumn 2014
Sosant 2525 Overheating: The anthropology of accelerated change
The syllabus is comprised of articles in Readers, online articles and two films.
Compendia can be purchased at the “Kopiutsalget” on the lower floor of Akademika bookstore. Valid student ID must be presented on purchasing compendia. If “Kopiutsalget” has sold out of a compendium please contact the department as early as possible in the semester in order that more may be obtained.
Many of the online articles require that you use a computer within the university network. If outside the university network open your web browser and go to https://vpn.uio.no
Curriculum Articles in Readers/Compendia
Aguiar, José Carlos G. (2012) ‘They come from China’: Pirate CDs in Mexico in transnational perspective. In Gordon Mathews, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Carlos Alba Vega, eds.: Globalization From Below: The World's Other Economy, pp. 36-53. London: Routledge.
Appadurai, Arjun (2013) "Deep democracy: Urban governmentality and the horizon of politics", in Appadurai: The Future as Cultural Fact, pp. 153-78. London: Verso.
Barth, Fredrik (1978) "Conclusions", in Scale and Social Organization, pp. 253–272. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.
Bateson, Gregory (1972b) "Double bind 1969". In Steps to an ecology of mind, pp. 271–278. New York: Chandler.
Bateson, Gregory (1972a) "Ecology and flexibility in urban civilization", in Steps to an ecology of mind, pp. 494–505. New York: Chandler.
Edelman, Marc and Angelique Haugerud (2004) "Introduction", in Edelman and Haugerud, eds. The Anthropology of Development and Globalization, pp. 1–52. Oxford: Blackwell.
Ensor, Jonathan and Rachel Berger (2009) "Community-based adaptation and culture in theory and practice", chapter 14 in W. Neil Adger, Irene Lorenzoni and Karen O'Brien, eds., Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governance, pp. 227–239. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Eriksen, Thomas Hylland (2014) "Globalization and its contradictions: Anthropological research in an overheated world", forthcoming volume edited by Andrew Strathern and Pamela Stewart.
Escobar, Arturo (2008) "Introduction", in A. Escobar: Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, redes, pp. 1–26. Duke University Press.
Goody, Jack (1998) "The globalisation of Chinese Food", in J. Goody, Food and Love, pp. 161–172. Canbridge: Cambridge University Press.Mathews, Gordon (2012) "Neoliberalism and globalization from below in Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong", in Gordon Mathews, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Carlos Alba Vega, eds.: Globalization From Below: The World's Other Economy, pp. 69-85. London: Routledge.
Maurer, Bill (2012) "Finance 2.0.", in Carrier, James, ed. A Handbook of Economic Anthropology, Second Edition, pp. 183–201. London: Edward Elgar.
Mintz, Sidney (1985) "Introduction" and Chapter 1: "Food, Sociality, and Sugar", in Mintz: Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
Nash, June (2005) "Introduction: Social Movements and Global Processes", in June Nash, ed., Social Movements: An Anthropological Reader, pp 1-26. Malden: Blackwell.Nuttall, Mark (2009) "Living in a world of movement: Human resilience to environmental instability in Greenland", in Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions, eds. Susan A. Crate and Mark Nuttall, pp. 292-310. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
Orlove, Ben (2009) "The past, the present and some possible futures of adaptation", in Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governance, eds. W. Neil Adger, Irene Lorenzoni and Karen O'Brien, pp. 131-163. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Van Daele, Wim (201*) "Oscillating between Village and Globe: Articulating Food in Sri Lankan Activism", in C. Counihan and V Siniscalchi, eds,. Food Activism: Agency, Democracy and Economy, pp. 211-224. Bloomsbury Academic.
Wilhite, Harold (2013) "Energy consumption as cultural practice: implications for the theory and policy of sustainable energy use", in S. Strauss, S. Rupp & T. Love, eds., Cultures of Energy: Power, Practices, Technologies, pp. 60 - 73. Left Coast Press.
Wolf, Eric (1982) "The movement of commodities", in E. Wolf: Europe and the People Without History, pp. 310–353. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Yang, Yang (2012) "African traders in Guangzhou: Routes, reasons, profits, dreams", in Gordon Mathews, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Carlos Alba Vega, eds.: Globalization From Below: The World's Other Economy, pp. 154-170. London: Routledge.
Curriculum Online articles
Bateson, G., Jackson, D., Haley, D. and J. Weakland (1956): "Toward a theory of Schizophrenia", in Gregory Bateson (2000) Steps to an ecology of mind, pp 201-227. Chicago: University of Chicago press. online chapter
Bauman, Zygmunt (2001) "Identity in the globalizing world", Social Anthropology, 9(2): 121–129. Wiley online library
Burawoy, Michael "Introduction: Reaching for the global", in M. Burawoy et al., Global Ethnography: Forces, Connections, and Imaginations in a Postmodern World, pp. 1–40. Berkeley: University of California Press. Google scholar
Caldwell, Melissa (2004) "Domesticating the French Fry: McDonaldʼs and Consumerism in Moscow", Journal of Consumer Culture, 4(1): 5–26. sagepub.com
Collier, Stephen and Aihwa Ong (2005) "Global Aassemblages: Anthropological problems", in A. Ong and S. Collier, eds., Global AssemblagesTechnology, Politics and Ethics as Anthropological Problems, pp. 1–20. Oxford: Blackwell. online-article
Comaroff, John and Jean L. Comaroff (2000) "Millennial capitalism: First thoughts on a second coming", Public Culture, 12 (2): 291–343. Duke university press
Dalsgaard, Steffen (2013) "The commensurability of carbon", HAU, 3 (1): 80–98. haujournal.org
Della Porta, Donatella and Mario Diani (2006) "The study of social movements: Recurring questions, (+partially) changing answer", in D. Della Porta and M. Diani, Social Movements: An Introduction, pp. 1–22. Basingstoke: Wiley. hse.ru
Ferguson, James (2010) "The uses of neoliberalism", Antipode, 41 (s1): 166–184. Wiley online Library
Geschiere, Peter (2008) "Witchcraft and the state: Cameroon and South Africa", Past & Present, 199 (supp 3): 313–335. Oxfordjournals.org
Gupta, Akhil and James Ferguson (1997) "Beyond ‘culture‚: Space, identity, and the politics of difference", Cultural Anthropology, 7 (1): 6–23. antrhrosource.net
Hannerz, Ulf (2000) "Flows, boundaries and hybrids: Keywords in transnational anthropology". Working paper no. WPTC-2K-02. Oxford: University of Oxford. Transnational Communities Programme. transcomm.ox.ac.uk
Hastrup, Kirsten (2013) "Scales of attention in fieldwork: Global connections and local concerns in the Arctic", Ethnography, 14 (2) : 145–164. sagepub.com
Lien, Marianne E. and Aidan Davidson (2011) "Roots, rupture and remembrance: The Tasmanian lives of Monterey pine", Journal of Material Culture, 15(2): 1–21. sagepub.com
Marcus, George (1995) "Ethnography in/of the world system: The emergence of multi-sited ethnography", Annual Review of Anthropology, 24: 95–117. annualreviews.org
Pleyers, Geoffrey (2010) Alter-Globalization. In Keith Hart, Jean-Louis Laville and Antonio David Cattani, eds. (2010) The Human Economy, pp. 63–74. Cambridge: Polity. LAST OPP PDF
Rijke, Kim de (2013) "Hydraulically fractured: Unconventional gas and anthropology", Anthropology Today, 29 (2): 13–17. Wiley online library
Steffen, Will, Paul J. Crutzen og John R. McNeill (2007) "The Anthropocene: Are Human Beings Now Overwhelming the Forces of Nature?", AMBIO, 36(8):614–21. jstor.org
Tett, Gillian (2009) The derivatives dream. In G. Tett: Fool's Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe, pp. 3–25. London: Little, Brown. LAST OPP PDF
Tsing, Anna (2000) "The global situation", Cultural Anthropology, 15 (3): 327–356. AnthroSource.net
Vertovec, Steven (2007) "Super-diversity and its implications", Ethnic and Racial Studies, 30 (6): 1024–1054. Taylor & Francis online
White, Leslie (1943) "Energy and the evolution of culture", American Anthropologist, 45 (3): 335–356. AnthroSource.net
Willow, Anna J. (2011) "Indigenizing Invasive Species Management: Native North Americans and the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Beetle", Journal of Culture and Agriculture, 33 (2): 70–82. Wiley online library
Wimmer, Andreas and Nina Glick Schiller (2002) "Methodological nationalism and beyond: Nation-state building, migration and the social Sciences", Global Networks, vol. 2 (4): 301–334. Wiley online Library
Ferguson, Charles H. (2010) Inside Job
Sauper, Hubert (2004) Darwin's Nightmare