Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society <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 Matti Eräsaari Copyright (c) 2019 Matti Eräsaari 2019-07-21 2019-07-21 43 4 1 2 10.30676/jfas.v43i4.83712 Altered Islands: Young Faroe Islanders’ Future Landscapes <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> Firouz Gaini Copyright (c) 2019 Firouz Gaini 2019-07-21 2019-07-21 43 4 3 18 10.30676/jfas.v43i4.73270 Life in the Village is Free <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> Tuomas Tammisto Copyright (c) 2019 Tuomas Tammisto 2019-07-21 2019-07-21 43 4 19 35 10.30676/jfas.v43i4.79476 Introduction: Gender, Race, and Class in Caribbean Family Relations Heidi Härkönen Copyright (c) 2019 Heidi Härkönen 2019-07-21 2019-07-21 43 4 36 40 10.30676/jfas.v43i4.83713 Coming to Terms with Caribbean Families Adom Philogene Heron Copyright (c) 2019 Adom Philogene Heron 2019-07-21 2019-07-21 43 4 41 47 10.30676/jfas.v43i4.83716 Respectable Families and the Body Politic Maarit Forde Copyright (c) 2019 Maarit Forde 2019-07-21 2019-07-21 43 4 48 54 10.30676/jfas.v43i4.83717 Commentary Kevin K. Birth Copyright (c) 2019 Kevin K. Birth 2019-07-21 2019-07-21 43 4 55 57 10.30676/jfas.v43i4.83718 Salazar, Pink, Irving and Sjöberg (eds), Anthropologies and Futures Eeva Berglund Copyright (c) 2019 Eeva Berglund 2019-07-21 2019-07-21 43 4 58 60 10.30676/jfas.v43i4.79673 Swancutt, Katherine and Mireille Mazard (eds), Animism Beyond the Soul Suvi Rautio Copyright (c) 2019 Suvi Rautio 2019-07-21 2019-07-21 43 4 61 63 10.30676/jfas.v43i4.83720 Megan Ybarra, Green Wars: Conservation and Decolonization in the Maya Forest Benedict Singleton Copyright (c) 2019 Benedict Singleton 2019-07-21 2019-07-21 43 4 64 66 10.30676/jfas.v43i4.75605