Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 2019-07-22T15:27:20+03:00 Matti Eräsaari Open Journal Systems <p><em>Suomen Antropologi – Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society</em> is an open access peer-reviewed publication which accepts scholarly articles, review articles, research reports, critical essays, conference reports, book reviews, and news and information in the field of anthropology and related studies.</p> Editor's note 2019-07-22T15:22:42+03:00 Matti Eräsaari 2019-07-21T15:01:37+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Matti Eräsaari Altered Islands: Young Faroe Islanders’ Future Landscapes 2019-07-22T15:23:13+03:00 Firouz Gaini <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This paper explores scenarios created by young Faroe Islanders reflecting on the future of their local community and islands. The main objective is to outline and analyse the dynamic relationship between young people’s future images and present-day realities. Based on data from an ethnographic study from 2014, the paper discusses young people’s future-oriented essays in relation to their islands’ history, culture, and values. The essays, as methodological schemes, encourage the youth to draw a ‘future landscape’ without necessarily linking it directly to their personal (intimate) perspectives. They offer an opportunity to discuss the relation between micro- and macro-level events and between material and cultural shifts. In these narratives, we notice a strong commitment to connect the future to the past in a collective Faroese project. The future is often drawn as altered islands—a mesmerizing breakaway from present-day realities. The opportunity to dream and to imagine tomorrow is an important part of young people’s everyday life practices and identities.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2019-07-21T14:58:29+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Firouz Gaini Life in the Village is Free 2019-07-22T15:23:45+03:00 Tuomas Tammisto <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>In this article I examine how Mengen working on and living near to a newly established oil palm plantation use the distinct categories of ‘village’ and ‘plantation’ to refer to different sets of relations and historical processes associated with the places. For the Mengen workers the plantation is simultaneously a place of hard and controlled labor, a site of earning sorely needed monetary income, and a place to momentarily escape relations in the village. The vast majority of Mengen workers are oriented towards village life and channel substantial amounts of their income back to the village. By examining the circulation of things and people between the plantation and surrounding villages, I look at how the two places, and the larger orders they represent, are in a direct, unequal, and complex relation with one another. While the surrounding villages subsidize the plantation and provide cheap labor, for the Mengen workers, the plantation is a place for reproducing village life and a generative place of forming new social relations. As both an oppressive and generative place, it is for the Mengen highly ambiguous, as are the larger orders it materializes and stands for.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2019-07-21T14:55:03+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Tuomas Tammisto Introduction: Gender, Race, and Class in Caribbean Family Relations 2019-07-22T15:24:47+03:00 Heidi Härkönen 2019-07-21T14:49:44+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Heidi Härkönen Coming to Terms with Caribbean Families 2019-07-22T15:24:16+03:00 Adom Philogene Heron 2019-07-21T14:50:33+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Adom Philogene Heron Respectable Families and the Body Politic 2019-07-22T15:25:18+03:00 Maarit Forde 2019-07-21T14:37:30+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Maarit Forde Commentary 2019-07-22T15:25:48+03:00 Kevin K. Birth 2019-07-21T14:34:30+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Kevin K. Birth Salazar, Pink, Irving and Sjöberg (eds), Anthropologies and Futures 2019-07-22T15:26:18+03:00 Eeva Berglund 2019-07-21T14:31:06+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Eeva Berglund Swancutt, Katherine and Mireille Mazard (eds), Animism Beyond the Soul 2019-07-22T15:26:49+03:00 Suvi Rautio 2019-07-21T14:28:12+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Suvi Rautio Megan Ybarra, Green Wars: Conservation and Decolonization in the Maya Forest 2019-07-22T15:27:20+03:00 Benedict Singleton 2019-07-21T14:24:35+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Benedict Singleton