Tag: Liberia

The ruins of a mining economy, by Danny Hoffman

Mats Utas , May 16th, 2019


Still from the film Uppland  Around the 23-minute mark in the short film, Uppland, an unidentified voice speaks over a series of historical images of Yekepa, Liberia. Male…


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The legacy of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Why ‘great aspiration’ is not quite enough, by Leena Vastapuu and Maria Martin de Almagro

Mats Utas , February 3rd, 2018


The first elected woman head of state in Africa, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has just stepped down from her office in Liberia. Her successor George Weah assumed the position…


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Ebola: why has the previous existence of Ebola in the Mano river region not been discussed?

Mats Utas , December 8th, 2016


  Empty Ebola Treatment Center at ELWA outside Monrovia. November 1, 2016 Passage from a medical journal from 1982: The results seem to indicate that at least Liberia…


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How John Richardson Joined the NPFL: Charles Taylor’s Confidant Speaks on Liberian Politics and American Warmongering, by Brooks Marmon

Mats Utas , September 6th, 2016


One of Charles Taylor’s best known and most eloquent defenders is John T. Richardson, a Liberian architect, who continues to speak with the former Liberian President two to…


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The Morning After: anthropology and the Ebola hangover, by Anne Menzel and Anita Schroven

IC_UGC , February 17th, 2016


The morning after a long night a well-deserved hangover can be treated with a variety of potent remedies. There is black coffee with lemon, raw egg with Tabasco,…


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The Morning After: Anthropology and the Ebola Hangover, by Anne Menzel and Anita Schroven (2016)

IC_UGC , February 17th, 2016


The morning after a long night a well-deserved hangover can be treated with a variety of potent remedies. There is black coffee with lemon, raw egg with Tabasco,…


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The Ties that Bind: Ex-Military Command Structures as a Foundation for Peace or Source for Insecurity? by Anders Themnér

Mats Utas , December 11th, 2015


The presence of large groups of ex-combatants is often seen as a major challenge to post-civil war stability. Experiences of ex-fighters engaging in different forms of violence have…


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“Rogue, Rogue, Rogue…” – Marketscapes, Criminality and Society in Liberia’s Postwar Borderlands, by Richard Akum

Mats Utas , November 9th, 2015


“Rogue, rogue, rogue!!” In many communities in Liberia where the state faces security service provision challenges, this chorus whips up the pent-up wrath of violent mobs. The “rogue,…


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anthro in the news 8/10/15

anthropologyworks , August 13th, 2015


Politics and dirty water: A recipe for poor health An article in the Mail and Guardian (South Africa) describes the role of politics in the mishandling of water…


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Understanding why ebola deaths occur at home in urban Montserrado County, Liberia

Nicole McMurray , July 31st, 2015


Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) home deaths occur as the result of infected persons not being detected early and sent to Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) where they can access…


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Review of Danny Hoffman’s ‘The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia’, by Jacqueline Knörr (2014)

IC_UGC , July 2nd, 2015


Hoffman, Danny (2012): The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Durham and London: Duke University Press. Critique of Anthropology 34: 124 (2014). Hoffman’s…


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Review of Danny Hoffman’s ‘The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia’, by Jacqueline Knörr (2014)

IC_UGC , July 2nd, 2015


Hoffman, Danny (2012): The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Durham and London: Duke University Press. Critique of Anthropology 34: 124 (2014). Hoffman’s…


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Liberia: The Violence of Democracy, a book review by Elin Carlsson

Mats Utas , June 23rd, 2015


During the spring term I taught African Studies at Uppsala University. Students created a blog Uppsala African Reviews where they published reviews of books with a focus on…


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Fighting an Invisible Enemy in Liberia: the Use of Popular Culture Against Ebola

Ingrid Gercama , March 31st, 2015


Two boys manifest the importance of dance in Liberian culture. Dressed in their best attire they shake their legs and tap their feet, with their faces composed throughout…


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„Ebola is Real“: Christliche Rhetorik und Wahrnehmungen des Dämonischen in Liberia

Hansjörg Dilger , February 27th, 2015


Jonas Ecke   Anfang August 2014 bin ich aus Liberia, wo ich meine anthropologische Feldforschung zu aus dem ghanaischen Exil zurückkehrenden liberianischen Flüchtlingen durchführte, nach Berlin z…


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