Tag: Denmark

See You Later, Thick Data – Part 5

This blogpost is part of the methodological series “See You Later, Thick Data – How we experimented with doing collaborative fieldwork as part of an interdisciplinary research project”….

See You Later, Thick Data – Part 4

This blogpost is part of the methodological series “See You Later, Thick Data – How we experimented with doing collaborative fieldwork as part of an interdisciplinary research project”….

See You Later, Thick Data – Part 2

This blogpost is part of the methodological series “See You Later, Thick Data – How we experimented with doing collaborative fieldwork as part of an interdisciplinary research project”….

See You Later, Thick Data – Part 1

This blogpost is part of the methodological series “See You Later, Thick Data – How we experimented with doing collaborative fieldwork as part of an interdisciplinary research project”….

See You Later, Thick Data – Part 3

This blogpost is part of the methodological series “See You Later, Thick Data – How we experimented with doing collaborative fieldwork as part of an interdisciplinary research project”….

Preface: “See You Later, Thick Data”

Anthrodendum is pleased to welcome guest bloggers Sofie, Clara, and Emilie. They are a group of junior scholars working as part of the interdisciplinary research project called DISTRACT,…

What if . . .?

What if a country had a great public health system? What if that country had a veritable army of public health nurses? What if those public health nurses…

One click away: learning to live with type 1 diabetes via Facebook by Natasja Kingod

Karen, who has lived with type 1 diabetes for three years, explains how she is only just starting to properly manage her daily self-care, and how it interrupts…

When care is delegated: Care troikas in Danish dementia wards by Simone Anna Felding

When a person with dementia moves into a nursing home, he/she is not only physically transferred from one location to another; the relocation also involves a reconfiguration of…

Punctuated Lives – Staying Healthy with Lynch Syndrome by Laura Louise Heinsen

Every two years, a letter from the Gastroenterology unit drops into Maria’s mailbox. It is a call to attend her regular surveillance colonoscopy to check for potential precancerous…

Running on Borrowed Life by Marie Kofod Svensson

On a cold January afternoon in 2018, 18-year-old Sara locates me in the crowd at the train station. Together we take the bus to her home in a…

Window Work: Framing Eldercare in the Age of COVID-19 by Kristina Grünenberg

In this blogpost, we draw from our current fieldwork on the island of Ærø, a place which has branded itself as “the digital island”[1], to explore how care…

Risky business: how older ‘at risk’ people in Denmark evaluated their situated risk during the COVID-19 pandemic by Amy Clotworthy

This blog post is a teaser for a longer article to be published in vol 41, issue 2 of the Journal of Anthropology and Aging in November 2020….

In the Journals – Policing and Discrimination

George Floyd protest signs at the Ottawa Courthouse by Janderson L. via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are…

‘Stolen Spring’: Danish elders in plejehjemem under COVID-19 visiting restrictions by Amy Clotworthy

First published in 1940, Hans Scherfig’s The Stolen Spring (Det Forsømte Forår) is both a satirical crime novel and a wry social commentary. Through his description of a…

Viral solidarity and the reinvention of a welfare state: Reflections from Denmark

KLAUS HOEYER, AMY CLOTWORTHY, AND NAJA HULVEJ ROD Anthropology has long been preoccupied with comparisons between societies and between social actors. And, seemingly out of nowhere, the Covid-19…

Suffering, Agency, and the Value of Early and Late Life by Iben Mundbjerg Gjødsbøl

‘Do no harm’ is the first principle in both research ethics and bioethics, conveying an inherent ambiguity in the biomedical imperative to create healthier and longer human lives….

#Fieldwork among comedians: A Danish anthropologist trying to be funny

“Why are stand-up comedians better anthropologists than I am?” A few years ago, I started asking myself that question. As an anthropologist, I am supposed to know about…

Mild Apocalypse – Feral Landscapes in Denmark: Reflections on an Exhibition

By Nathalia S. Brichet, Frida Hastrup, and Felix Riede § From the late 1930s until 1970, low-grade brown coal was extracted at Søby in mainland Denmark. This activity carried out largely…

Times of Security: Ethnographies of Fear, Protest and the Future

The editors of Anthropoliteia present to you the latest in our occasion series Interrogations, in which authors of recent volumes of interest to our readers discuss their work….

The closing of Öresund – On borders, trains and state power

With the so-called “refugee crisis” and the terrorist attacks in Paris in Europe, several European countries have either reinstated border controls to their neighbors or are planning to…

The closing of Öresund – On borders, trains and state power

With the so-called “refugee crisis” and the terrorist attacks in Paris in Europe, several European countries have either reinstated border controls to their neighbors or are planning to…

Kulick and Rydström’s “Loneliness and Its Opposite: Sex, Disability, and the Ethics of Engagement” by Narelle Warren

Loneliness and Its Opposite: Sex, Disability, and the Ethics of Engagement by Don Kulick and Jens Rydström Duke University Press, 2015, 376 pages Access to opportunities for the…

Educating ‘bilingual’ children in Spain and Denmark

Educating ‘bilingual’ children in Spain and Denmark: childhood bilingualism as opportunity or constraint by Kenn Nakata Steffensen University College Cork/University of Tokyo See PDF  This article exa…