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Dredging for Common Ground: Geosocial Politics of Depth at Industrial Coastal Chennai

colinhoag , April 21st, 2022

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2021 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


The influence of world politics in the forest of Northern Lapland

fstammle , March 24th, 2022

We all know that the current situation with Russia and Ukraine is rapidly changing a lot of the ways and values on which we have been relying in…

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Indigenous People against industry: theatre performance

fstammle , February 18th, 2022

Many of you may have heard about the resistance of Sámi people against the Alta-Kautokeino hydroelectric dam in the 1970s-1980s. Even though the dam was built, the Sámi…

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Happy new year Yamal style

fstammle , January 1st, 2022

First of all, happy new year to all our readers, followers, and a big thank you to all those who contribute to making this blog a success. This…

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Helicopter Images: Mediating Injustice in Environmental Film

colinhoag , November 23rd, 2021

Marian Ahn Thorpe, Princeton University § The fictional movie Even the Rain (Bollaín 2010) tells the story of a Spanish-Mexican team as it attempts to make a drama…


Spirituality of abandoned Arctic Infrastructure

fstammle , August 28th, 2021

So-called ‘ghost towns’ attract people in a certain sense, the ailing beauty of their ruins and the atmosphere of silence that is so different from the silence that…

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The Arctic Environmental Responsibility Index – oil and gas better than mining?

fstammle , March 11th, 2021

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/bse.2698 This has been a long journey and a lot of work several years: jointly with a number of interdisciplinary colleagues, we published our arti…

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Permafrost thaw responsible for Norilsk oil spill, impacting indigenous fishing?

fstammle , June 6th, 2020

Talking to a friend in Se Yakha, at the shore of the Ob Bay close to the Kara Sea, I realised how far the consequences of the recent…

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Arctic Security and Anthropology

fstammle , January 29th, 2020

Our colleagues Gunhild Hoogensen Gjorv with Marc Lanteigne  launched the Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security, of which they are the main editors, and where there are some chapters…

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We don’t survive – we live here!

fstammle , September 27th, 2019

These were the introductory words of Alexandr Ivanov, the head of the Olenek district in Yakutia, in his discussion during our session on indigenous people’s territorial governance under…

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Arctic youth well-being reserach project WOLLIE goes to Kola Peninsula

lukasallemann , September 6th, 2019

Last week, the mid-term meeting of our research project on youth in Arctic industrial settlements (WOLLIE) took place in Kirovsk and Revda, two mono-industrial cities in the Murmansk…

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Bodies of Flesh and Ore: Geosocial Formation of Miners and Metal in Highland Bolivia

colinhoag , February 26th, 2019

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2018 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


Job for Arctic Anthropologists in Europe? Oulu

fstammle , December 20th, 2018

The University of Oulu is strengthening their Arctic profile and have announced several jobs. Let’s hope they will hire anthropologists eagerly! It depends on how many good anthropologists…

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extractivism conference, November 2018

fstammle , September 28th, 2018

Our colleagues from the peace studies institute in Tromso share the announcement to this conference, which sounds interesting. https://uit.no/tavla/artikkel/564387/resisting_extractivism_in_border_zon…

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The Sacrifice Zones of American “Energy Independence”: Pipeline and Refinery Expansion in the Chicago Region

therezamiller , August 16th, 2018

By Graham Pickren, Roosevelt University § The United States is seemingly on its way to “energy independence.” Since the oil price increases and gas lines of the 1970s shocked…


Commentary: Toxic Bodies, Part II

colinhoag , May 8th, 2018

By Kristina Lyons, University of California, Santa Cruz § The president of the communal action committee whom I call Doña Marta ushered me to a more secluded corner behind…


Assessing damage to indigenous cultures by industrial development with maths?

fstammle , April 2nd, 2018

I just read an interesting post by the Russian news agency TASS (in Russian) announcing proudly the launch of a new method for assessing damage to indigenous culture…

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Contamination of the Social Fabric: Sápara Leaders’ Resistance to Oil Companies in the Ecuadorian Amazon and the Narrow Vision of Environmental Impact Studies

therezamiller , March 20th, 2018

By Lindsay Ofrias, Princeton University § In the shadow of the world’s worst case of oil contamination, the Sápara, a small group of indigenous people, are desperately protecting their…


Commentary: Toxic Bodies, Part I

colinhoag , February 22nd, 2018

By Mónica Salas Landa, Lafayette College § Oil infrastructure, Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico. Image by author. ‘‘How do you feel living right across from the oil and gas complex?’’ I…


How do non-Arctic actors’ interests matter the Arctic? – debates around Arctic Circle assembly

fstammle , November 8th, 2017

From October 13 to October 19, 2017, the Uarctic Thematic network “Arctic Extractive Industries” held a masters/Phd course on the topic of Security, Governance and Geopolitics in relation…

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Siberia Geography Postdoc wanted

fstammle , August 13th, 2017

Our colleagues in Vienna have this interesting job opening in a project that combines anthropology and GIS in the area of the East Siberian railway region (BAM, AYAM)….

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Reclaiming Nature? Indigenous Homeland and Oil Sands Territory

Chitra , March 7th, 2017

Tara Joly, University of Aberdeen § Settler colonial relations construct the Athabasca region as extractive oil sands territory, yet the region remains homeland for Indigenous peoples, including Méti…


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

colinhoag , February 21st, 2017

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…


Problems of gigantic reindeer slaughter plan for Yamal-Nenets nomads

fstammle , September 22nd, 2016

The recent announcement by the Yamal government to artificially reduce the number of reindeer in the Yamal-Nenets Okrug by a quarter of a million animals has caused a…

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