Schareika, Nikolaus 2014 The Social Nature of Environmental Knowledge among the Nomadic Woɗaaɓe of Niger. Ecology and Society 19 (4): 42.
Nikolaus Schareika is on research leave during the winter semester 2014/15.
The second coordinators′ workshop of the VolkswagenStiftung′s programm “Postdoctoral Fellowships on Livelihood Management, Reforms and Processes of Structural Change” will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, November 8-15, 2014
The first coordinators′ workshop of the VolkswagenStiftung′s programm “Postdoctoral Fellowships on Livelihood Management, Reforms and Processes of Structural Change” will be held at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, October 16-19, 2013
27 June, 2013 at 11:30
Andrea Behrends (Martin-Luther University, Halle)
Thomas Bierschenk (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz)
Nikolaus Schareika (Georg August University)
Crude oil for global markets brings tremendous change to less or least developed producing countries. The panel seeks to understand the specific dynamics unfolding around oil sites. It aims at combining these insights with new theoretical approaches within the emerging anthropology of oil. Recently, for instance, such well-grounded studies have challenged established theories like that of the ‘enclave economy’ or the ‘resource curse’. Their focus lies, on the one hand, on the interaction of human actors with the materiality and the technologies of oil and, on the other, on social creativity and new forms of practice triggered by oil production. ‘Crude moves’ addresses scholars who study social fields around the production, transport, marketing, contestation or governance of oil and who build on new empirical data in order to present innovative theoretical generalizations in this field of knowledge. We invite papers that focus on particular communities or groups of actors that are affected by oil production and, at the same time, on the interface between their practice and global developments in the particular environment this resource creates. Further fields of inquiry might broach the issues of the workforce, trade, the financial sector, international intervention, but also rebel movements, displacement, migration, youth and others. Particularly interesting, but not exclusively favored, are engagements with Science & Technology Studies and the concept of materiality. More…
Chair: Andrea Behrends, Nikolaus Schareika, Thomas Bierschenk
Discussant: Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, Thomas Bierschenk, Géraud Magrin
African Migrants in Dubai: between Spectacle and Squalor
Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican, Universität Köln
16:00-18:00 Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology