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MONOGRAPHIC HAPPY HOUR with Matthew Carey on his book “Mistrust”

Date: Thursday the 7th of December, 4pm-6pm
Location: Ethnographic Exploratory, Center for Sundhed og Samfund (4.1.12) Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 København

We will serve snacks, wine and beer. Everyone is welcome! We look forward to seeing you!

Program info: MISTRUST: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC THEORY

16.00-16.05 Welcome from Antropologforeningen’s chairman Thomas Hughes

16.05-16.35 Presentation of the book “Mistrust – An Ethnographic Theory” by Matthew Carey, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor at Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

16.35-17.05 Discussion of the book by Susan Reynolds Whyte, Professor at Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

17.05-17.20 Break

17.20-18.00 Open the floor for discussion

More info about the book:
Trust occupies a unique place in contemporary discourse. Seen as both necessary and virtuous, it is variously depicted as enhancing the social fabric, lowering crime rates, increasing happiness, and generating prosperity. It allows for complex political systems, permits human communication, underpins financial instruments and economic institutions, and generally holds society together. Against these overwhelmingly laudable qualities, mistrust often goes unnoticed as a positive social phenomenon, treated as little more than a corrosive absence, a mere negative of trust itself. With this book, Matthew Carey proposes an ethnographic and conceptual exploration of mistrust that raises it up as legitimate stance in its own right.
While mistrust can quickly ruin relationships and even dissolve extensive social ties, Carey shows that it might have other values. Drawing on fieldwork in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains as well as comparative material from regions stretching from Eastern Europe to Melanesia, he examines the impact of mistrust on practices of conversation and communication, friendship and society, and politics and cooperation. In doing so, he demonstrates that trust is not the only basis for organizing human society and cooperating with others. The result is a provocative but enlightening work that makes us rethink social issues such as suspicion, doubt, and uncertainty.http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/M/bo26330914.html

Monographic Happy Hour with Nils Bubandt on his book “The Empty Seashell: Witchcraft and Doubt on an Indonesian Island”

Date: April 27th 2017

Location: Ethnographic Exploratory, Center for Sundhed og Samfund (4.1.12) Øster Farimagsgade 5
1353 København

Program:
14.00-14.05 Welcome from Antropologforeningen

14.05-14.35 Presentation of the book “The Empty Seashell: Witchcraft and Doubt on an Indonesian Island” by Nils Bubandt, professor at Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University.

14.35-15.05 Discussion of the book by Morten Axel Pedersen, professor at Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.

15.05-15.20 Break

15.20-16.00 Open floor for discussion

We will serve snacks, vine and beer. Everyone is welcome! We look forward to seeing you!

More info about the monograph:
The Empty Seashell explores what it is like to live in a world where cannibal witches are undeniably real, yet too ephemeral and contradictory to be an object of belief. In a book based on more than three years of fieldwork between 1991 and 2011, Nils Bubandt argues that cannibal witches for people in the coastal, and predominantly Christian, community of Buli in the Indonesian province of North Maluku are both corporeally real and fundamentally unknowable.
Witches (known as gua in the Buli language or as suanggi in regional Malay) appear to be ordinary humans but sometimes, especially at night, they take other forms and attack people in order to kill them and eat their livers. They are seemingly everywhere and nowhere at the same time. The reality of gua, therefore, can never be pinned down. The title of the book comes from the empty nautilus shells that regularly drift ashore around Buli village. Convention has it that if you find a live nautilus, you are a gua. Like the empty shells, witchcraft always seems to recede from experience.
Bubandt begins the book by recounting his own confusion and frustration in coming to terms with the contradictory and inaccessible nature of witchcraft realities in Buli. A detailed ethnography of the encompassing inaccessibility of Buli witchcraft leads him to the conclusion that much of the anthropological literature, which views witchcraft as a system of beliefs with genuine explanatory power, is off the mark. Witchcraft for the Buli people doesn’t explain anything. In fact, it does the opposite: it confuses, obfuscates, and frustrates. Drawing upon Jacques Derrida’s concept of aporia—an interminable experience that remains continuously in doubt—Bubandt suggests the need to take seriously people’s experiential and epistemological doubts about witchcraft, and outlines, by extension, a novel way of thinking about witchcraft and its relation to modernity.

Link: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100136770

Monographic Happy Hour with TIna Gudrun Larsen on her book “Sameksistens: Hverdagsliv og naboskab i et multietnisk boligområde”

16.00-16.05 Welcome from Antropologforeningen’s chairman Thomas Hughes

16.05-16.35 Presentation of the book ” Sameksistens: Hverdagsliv og naboskab i et multietnisk boligområde” by Tina Gudrun Jensen, ph.d. and part-time lecturer at Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.

16.35-17.05 Discussion of the book ” Sameksistens: Hverdagsliv og naboskab i et multietnisk boligområde” by senior researcher Marianne Holm Pedersen from the National Library of Denmark

17.05-17.20 Break

17.20-18.00 Open the floor for discussion

We will serve snacks, vine and beer. Everyone is welcome! We look forward to seeing you!

More about the monograph (In Danish):

I den offentlige debat om indvandring og integration tales der ofte om ghettodannelse og parallelsamfund , og der skelnes tydeligt mellem os og dem . Her fremstilles etniske grupper som segregerede enklaver i samfundet, men virkeligheden er langt mere nuanceret. Mange af de boligområder, der hentydes til, er nemlig multietniske boligområder, og her bor bl.a. mange etniske danskere.

I både den offentlige debat og i forskningen om indvandring og integration i urbane rum i Danmark overser man ofte den interaktion, der foregår mellem mennesker med forskellige etniske baggrunde. Denne bog handler netop om interetniske relationer i sociale boligområder.

Hermed udfylder bogen et hul i dansk forskning om indvandring og integration og lægger sig op ad den fremvoksende internationale antropologiske, sociologiske og humangeografiske litteratur om udfoldelsen af interetniske relationer i hverdagsliv.

Bogen er baseret på et etnografisk feltarbejde i Grønnevang i form af deltagerobservation og interview med beboere og andre personer i området. Grønnevang er et større multietnisk socialt boligområde i København, som er beboet af omkring 50 procent etniske danskere og 50 procent etniske minoriteter. Gennem autentiske historier beskriver bogen de personer, der lever i boligområdet, og deres indbyrdes relationer.

Bogens omdrejningspunkter er naboskabets forskelligartede relationer og hverdagspraksisser samt magtforholdet mellem beboere, som udgør etnisk minoritet og majoritet.