More and more anthropology theses are published online in digital archives. Recently, five new theses were added in DUO (Digital publications at the University of Oslo):
First, I have wanted to show how alternative medicine (in this case mainly homeopathy and acupuncture) is offered in public health care in Britain. Secondly, I have briefly discussed this from a Norwegian context and looked into the possibilities of CAM in public health care in Norway.
Within the context of the ongoing conflict between the Kurdish minority and the Turkish state, what I describe and analyse is the everyday lives of differently situated young Kurds in Istanbul. Applying an intersectional perspective, I explore how these symbols of collective identity naturalise the difference of power within the group, while obscuring differences deriving from individual positionings on grids of power connected to other social divisions, such as gender, age, level of education, or economic status.
In this thesis seek I to find identify and explain relationships between tourists and the places visited, consumption and identity. I show how the there can be said to exist a moral order among tourist. In this order status is best achieved in finding a balance between frequenting places perceived as authentic and off the beaten path, while not appearing to be overly concerned with doing so.
Friends of Nature (FON) is China's oldest existing environmental NGO and their aim is to establish and disseminate respect and understanding for nature in the Chinese population, especially among the young. I look at FON's human resources and other capital forms to explain how their projects come about. I also look at the political and legal restrictions within which they must keep and the strategies they employ in dialogue with these.
The empirical material is drawn from a Masters of Business Administration classroom in Oslo, Norway. I present what I call ”MBA talk” as a discursive activity that privileges words and individual intentionality while simultaneously providing the basis for group identity.