Tag: MPI Research Group

Call For Papers – IC_UGC 2018: ‘Those Who Stay: How Out-Migration Affects West African Societies’

Jacqueline Knörr , June 30th, 2017


IC_UGC Conference 2018 Those Who Stay: How Out-Migration Affects West African Societies  


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Call For Papers – IC_UGC 2018: ‘Those Who Stay: How Out-Migration Affects West African Societies’

Jacqueline Knörr , June 30th, 2017


IC_UGC Conference 2018 Those Who Stay: How Out-Migration Affects West African Societies  


→Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast/West Africa (IC_UGC)

Acceleration: The Key Feature of Twenty-First Century Globalization? A Review of ‘Overheating: An Anthropology of Accelerated Change’, by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Pluto Press, by David O’Kane (2016)

IC_UGC , April 12th, 2017


‘It’s the global’: these were the words which miners in Sierra Leone used to explain the global economic slowdown of 2007, the event which would lead to the…


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Remnants of Ebola: Contemporary repercussions at a former centre of the outbreak, by Anita Schroven

IC_UGC , April 3rd, 2017


Field notes from Kailahun and Kpemalu The road network in Sierra Leone has much improved in recent years, especially since the first time I travelled to the Eastern…


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Remnants of Ebola: Contemporary Repercussions at a Former Centre of the Outbreak, by Anita Schroven (2017)

IC_UGC , April 3rd, 2017


Field notes from Kailahun and Kpemalu. The road network in Sierra Leone has much improved in recent years, especially since the first time I travelled to the Eastern…


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In the Heart of the City: The Case of Long-Term Refugees in Dakar, Senegal, by Agathe Menetrier (2017)

IC_UGC , March 23rd, 2017


Worldwide, the majority of refugees now lives in urban areas. Refugee camps have long since become the hallmark of prolonged refugee crises, so that researchers and aid organisations…


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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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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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The Frontier in Sierra Leone: past experiences, present status, and future trajectories by David O’Kane, Anaïs Ménard (2015)

IC_UGC , April 29th, 2015


Igor Kopytoff revolutionised our thinking on the origins of African ethnic identities by arguing that such identities were formed by and through frontier processes. These were the political…


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Towards ‘Audit Culture’ in Sierra Leone? Understanding ‘quality assurance’ at the University of Makeni by David O’Kane (2014)

IC_UGC , April 29th, 2015


Audits and audit-like mechanisms have been as important in the colonial and postcolonial past of Sierra Leone as they are today, and yet their social consequences in this…


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Suffering for the Nation: bottom-up and top-down conceptualisations of the nation in Guinea and Guinea-Bissau by Christoph Kohl and Anita Schroven (2014)

IC_UGC , April 29th, 2015


Taking the two West African countries of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau as examples, the paper analyses how discourses of suffering can contribute to the emergence and development of a…


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