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    • Apartment Rising: The “New Workers Collective” 

      Fjærtoft, Thomas Buikema (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-11-11)
      This research thesis is based on fieldwork conducted at a construction site in Oslo, Norway. By describing the complexity of nationalities, languages, trades, worker groups and companies in the field, I show the reality that faces the informants and how labor migration has transformed the workforce in the construction industry. At the construction site people would speak at least fourteen different ...
    • Art and the expression of indigenous identity. From "Angry sámi" to "Happy sámi" 

      Baik, Yeonwoo (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-14)
      Thesis Abstract: This thesis explores the theme "Sámi art", questioning how we can define the concept Sámi art in the contemporary society and how the way Sámi artists express their ethnic identity through their art has changed over time. The thesis is written based on the fieldwork that was conducted in northern Norway area during the spring and the summer in 2016. It follows seven artists of Sámi ...
    • A bankrupt Spanish baker and the eco-farm in Norway. A micro level study of cooperation and conflict across life opportunities, in perspective of global crisis 

      Vangen, Sunniva Lise Anda (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-15)
      People`s different life- opportunities can come close upon us as the interconnection of world processes continues with a high speed. Crisis in environment, economy and mass-movements of people are of our time, and from different positions and corners people “on the ground” are responding to these processes. How people respond contributes to further shaping of the world´s outlook. With this perspective, ...
    • Behind the mask. A Traditional Circus in Times of Change 

      Goricanova, Ema (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-11-01)
      This thesis is describing the life of the circus community, considered to be a specific type of group recognized by a traveling way of life, behavioural signs, different values, or cultural practices etc. This research is based mainly on participant observation with and without a camera following a small, traditional family from a Czech circus, consisting of 16 members founded in 2010. In this ...
    • Between Hammers and Papers. Day to day struggles of a blacksmith entrepreneur from the iron market in Maroua, Far North Cameroon. 

      Pilot, Konrad (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-11-11)
      At the blacksmith market in Maroua, in the Far North region of Cameroon, the hammers clang all day long. Here, the local blacksmiths turn scrap iron into objects of everyday use. Car bodies become wheelbarrows, truck wheels are transformed into ploughs and smaller scrap iron parts end as spoons. The practices of blacksmiths are representative of many other places in Africa where recycling became a ...
    • Between koranic school and the government school system : the case of the Fulbe of Mayo-Darle, Northern Cameroon 

      Gougoure, Hireine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05-29)
      This thesis is about the way the Fulbe of Mayo-Darle relate to the question of education, be it formal or informal, the Koranic or the governmental. As Muslim, Fulbe people send their children to Koranic School so they can acquire religious knowledge and also their traditional knowledge which enable them to integrate their community. But in Cameroon nowadays, the governmental education is deemed ...
    • Beyond stigma? A case of a disabled female entrepreneur from the Bamilike ethnic group of West Cameroon 

      Tsopgni, Mireille Laure (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-08-15)
      ABSTRACT This work was carried out among the Bamileke in the Menoua Division in the West Region of Cameroon. It presents my main informant, Kenfack Tsopmo Cecile, a handicapped woman of 44 years who uses entrepreneurship as a means to break the social rejection that many people face because of their handicap. Despite her handicap, Cecile is very active and present on various social arenas. She ...
    • The blessing pot. Continuity and changes in pottery and pilgrimage practices 

      Pathak, Subash (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-18)
      Abstract Kamleshwor has decade long experience of pot making. He has endowed this skills by his father through which he has manage to run his big family. He is also a great devote of God Shiva and participating pilgrimage every year. Degrading demand of his pot in the market and increasing expenses to participate in pilgrimage left Kamleshwor in dilemma. Most of his community friends has already ...
    • Children burnt by the war 1941-45 (the last witnesses) : war memories and post-war identity 

      Vasilchikova, Oxana (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-06-21)
      The Great Patriotic War was one of the cruelest wars of the twentieth century. Especially great suffering in the USSR it brought to children. They grew up very quickly. This generation did not have childhood; their childhood was embedded in the war. Keeping their war memories alive Galina and Slava Lebedevy as one of the representatives of this generation decided to establish an organization named ...
    • Collective Agency and Living Well - Activism, community involvement and poetics in El Alto, Bolivia 

      Oltedal, Ane Lyngstad (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-11-02)
      Demonstrations, communal discussions and resistance are everyday matters in the Bolivian highland city of El Alto. It took on a whole new dimension in October 2003 when thousands of protesters took to the streets in this city, demanding control of Bolivia’s gas resources. Two presidents had to withdraw, leading up to the historic victory of Bolivia’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales who won ...
    • Community school in the inner suburbs of Bamako : the case of Sabalibougou 

      Bagayoko, Sidy Lamine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-06-02)
      This work presents and analyses the condition of existence of the community schools in a specific quarter of Bamako called Sabalibougou considered as an inner suburb. Based on data collected through fieldwork, carried out among the local community, this thesis, consisting of both text and film, tries to examine the difficulties faced by the community schools of Sabalibougou.
    • Coping as an ex-combatant : stragegies of interaction and re-integration 

      Larsen, Rodmire N. Taylor-Smith (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-06-22)
      This thesis deals with observing how returnee ex-combatants re-integrate and live again in their societies and communities after being accepted by their community members. The reintegration of ex-combatants has been a major subject in the current development of post war Sierra Leone. It is in fact, one of the major challenges confronting the country. This thesis will, for the most part, be focussing ...
    • The customary land tenure system and women's access to land in Bipare and Kafinarou : border area between northern Cameroon and the south west of Chad 

      Koultchoumi, Babette (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-06-01)
      This paper presents and analyses data about women challenging customary land tenure arrangements as they strive to gain access to the farming land they need. The research was conducted in the Mambay community located in northern Cameroon on the border with Chad. The thesis examines just how rural women manage to get access to land despite the obstacles that customary land tenure system put in their ...
    • Dreaming and becoming at the time of the World Cup. Visual narratives and performance strategies of two young Brazilians in offline-online urban São Paulo 

      Belleli, Alessandro (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-25)
      The Brazilian urban periphery is experiencing new opportunities, the possibility of a social mobility that was unforeseen just a decade ago, the result of years of specific policies dedicated to the urban poor, of general policies aimed at the redistribution of income, and of the stability of the Brazilian economy. My study focuses on the process of self-realization of two young Brazilians, Fabio ...
    • Eating the old and the nature : experiencing authenticity through food in Alaska’s Little Norway 

      Mortensen, Gry Elisabeth (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05-29)
      This thesis is about notions of authenticity in the Norwegian-American society Petersburg, Alaska. With the intention of gaining an understanding on why the Norwegian heritage keeps such a strong position in this society, I went into the field, and was surprised by the extensive role of food and the use of the term authentic in connection with it. I found that the idea of authenticity is closely ...
    • Expectations Thwarted. Support and conflict in an urban later life family, Guanajuato, Mexico 

      Mikalsen, Maria Isabelle (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-05-30)
      This research thesis is based on participant observation conducted with and without a movie camera with a family consisting of 94 year old Dolores, 54 year old Leticia and 27 year old Rodrigo from Guanajuato City in Central Mexico. By carrying out fieldwork in the months of April to August 2012 I have explored care-dynamics in the family and how their relationships unfold within the ever changing ...
    • The Female Doorway : Minyanka women burdened and empowered by male out-migration 

      Diallo, Bata (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-11-08)
      This thesis deals with the way women in Minyanka society are being forced to take on responsibilities that,in former times, were exclusively by their men. for the Minyanka people, control over productive resources has traditionally been centralized in the hands of the head of the household; almost always the husband. it'is been the man of the house who's been in charge of economics decisions and the ...
    • Food stories. Globalization and social integration as an aspect of eating. Customer cases from Alanya Import in Tromsoe 

      Lågeide, Eline A. (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-12)
      Abstract thesis The purpose of this thesis is to discuss how the study of food relations can contribute to an insight in to the social dynamics of integration and globalisation processes. The empirical data is primarily based on a three-month fieldwork at Alanya Import, an international grocery shop at Storgata in Tromsø, Norway. I followed different customers and food commodities from Alanya ...
    • Football and femininity. A phenomenological study of gender, football and motivation seen from a female perspective in a sociocultural context 

      Blomstereng, Nathalie (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-18)
      Football is in Norway today the most popular sport across genders. Football is also a very male dominated arena because of its masculine features and because the masculine has for a long period been seen as a male trait. The females have since the day they entered this environment been exposed to the men’s embodiment of football and have therefore been working as the other. This again is shown through ...
    • Grass. Understanding agro-based traditional knowledge of Sami indigenous group in northern Norway (Karasjok) and discovering a new way of making ethnographic film. 

      Ahmad, Masum (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-08-15)
      Nature plays a great role in every society. In many cases it shapes the form of a society in every direction possible. Therefore the essence of different societies are different according to their geographic location. Also there are many elements in a single society that can be worth to study. I chose nature, land and farming. It can be said that I tried to do visual anthropology of nature. As a ...