Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi <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> The Finnish Anthropological Society en-US Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 0355-3930 <p>Copyright and publishing rights for texts published in Suomen Antropologi is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, texts are free to use, with proper attribution and link to the licensing, in educational and non-commercial settings (CC BY-NC 4.0 license).</p> Editor's note https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/91422 Matti Eräsaari Copyright (c) 2020 Matti Eräsaari http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 1 2 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.91422 Fixing Inequalities in Time https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/91409 <p>Precarity and uncertainty are a key axis of inequality; yet these are not problems in or of time. They are experiences generated by the forms of financialised speculation that have eroded long term planning for the public good since the late 1980-90s. Key mediating institutions such as central banks and bureaucracies have been influenced by epistemes of Post-Keynesian economics that have eroded their capacity to provide us with security of livelihoods and relationships. These have their ethical foundations in Adam Smith’s accounts of moral selfhood, and we can draw on Edward Westermarck’s critical anthropological relativizing of Smith’s ethics in order to critique them. We can also deploy Westermarck’s analyses of moral emotions to push back against emerging epistemes of narrative economics and agent based modelling that are relegitimising financialised speculation within our economic institutions at present. But more significantly perhaps, we should take Westermarck’s approach into the wild of contemporary speculative practice to analyse the moral emotions of care that characterise it. This approach is illustrated though an ethnography of the precarious, uncertain waterscape of the Global Thames. Such ethnographies should lead us to demand new versions of care based on mutuality and solidarity from our public economic institutions. This is especially important in the present moment of the COVID-19 epidemic, which has re-politicised fiscal and monetary policy.<br><br>Keywords: precarity, uncertainty, timescapes, financialisation, speculation, mutuality,<br>solidarity<br><br></p> Laura Bear Copyright (c) 2020 Laura Bear http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 3 23 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.91409 Introducing Reprises https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/91423 <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Andrew Graan Copyright (c) 2020 Andrew Graan http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 24 25 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.91423 Reprises: Chris Gregory’s Gifts and Commodities and the frontier https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/91424 <div class="page" title="Page 26"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Chris Gregory’s <em>Gifts and Commodities</em> (1982) is widely regarded as a classic in economic anthropology as well as in studies on Melanesia. The work offers a lucid typology and definition of the concepts of ‘gift’ and ‘commodity’based on the tradition of political economy and economic anthropology. It shows how in colonial Papua New Guinea (PNG) gift and commodity economies articulated with each other and—contrary to the assumption of neoclassical economists—expanded simultaneously. In recounting how labour and primary production were commodi ed in colonial PNG, Gregory analyses the development and demise of the plantation economy and utilizes the concept of the ‘labour frontier’ that moved to new areas and eventually closed leading to the crisis of the plantation sector. In this essay I will briefly discuss Gregory’s notion of the ‘labour frontier’, relate it to later theorizations of the concept of ‘frontier’ and discuss how Gregory’s accounts helped me to understand contemporary dynamics of oil palm development in contemporary PNG.</p> </div> </div> </div> Tuomas Tammisto Copyright (c) 2020 Tuomas Tammisto http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 26 34 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.91424 Introduction https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/90717 Carlo Cubero Copyright (c) 2020 Carlo Cubero http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 44 3-4 35 38 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.90717 The Passing of Time in a Bell Tower https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/90719 Marcia Mansur Marina Thomé Copyright (c) 2020 Marcia Mansur, Marina Thomé http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 44 3-4 39 42 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.90719 Scenes from a Transient Home https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/90721 Roger Horn Copyright (c) 2020 Roger Horn http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 44 3-4 43 48 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.90721 BETWEEN TIME & THE SCREEN https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/90722 Jeff Silva Copyright (c) 2020 Jeff Silva http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 44 3-4 49 53 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.90722 She Was to See It Was So https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/90723 Rina Sherman Copyright (c) 2020 Rina Sherman http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 44 3-4 54 58 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.90723 On death, time, and moving images https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/90734 Isabel Bredenbröker Copyright (c) 2020 Isabel Bredenbröker http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 59 62 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.90734 Time in the Afterlife https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/90724 Eluned Zoë Aiano Greta Rauleac Alesandra Tatić Copyright (c) 2020 Eluned Zoë Aiano, Greta Rauleac, Alesandra Tatić http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 44 3-4 63 66 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.90724 The Mill https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/90725 Daniel Edward Allen Patrick Tuubin McGinley Copyright (c) 2020 Daniel Edward Allen, Patrick Tuubin McGinley http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 67 69 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.90725 Filming layers of time in an endangered ecosystem https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/90726 Maija Lassila Copyright (c) 2020 Maija Lassila http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 44 3-4 70 72 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.90726 Keeper of the Fire https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/90727 Evan Raymond Spitzer Copyright (c) 2020 Evan Raymond Spitzer http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 44 3-4 73 76 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.90727 A River Through Time https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/90728 Virgilio Oliveira Copyright (c) 2020 Virgilio Oliveira http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 77 78 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.90728 Introduction https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/91425 <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tuomas Tammisto Copyright (c) 2020 Tuomas Tammisto http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 79 83 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.91425 Spatial Memory and Narration https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/91426 <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Anna-Leena Siikala Copyright (c) 2020 Anna-Leena Siikala http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 84 100 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.91426 Western Movements in Non-Western Worlds https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/91429 <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Edvard Hviding Copyright (c) 2020 Edvard Hviding http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 101 122 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.91429 Land and Life https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/91482 <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thomas Strong Copyright (c) 2020 Thomas Strong http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 123 139 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.91482 Bryant and Knight, The Anthropology of the Future https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/91483 Roman Urbanowicz Copyright (c) 2020 Roman Urbanowicz http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 140 142 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.91483 Anna Christina Pertierra, Media Anthropology for the Digital Age https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/85748 Johanna Sumiala Copyright (c) 2020 Johanna Sumiala http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 44 3-4 143 144 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.85748 Pitarch and Kelly eds, The Culture of Invention in the Americas https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/91484 Amy Penfield Copyright (c) 2020 Amy Penfield http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2020-04-09 2020-04-09 44 3-4 145 147 10.30676/jfas.v44i3-4.91484