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> en-US <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> matti.erasaari@helsinki.fi (Matti Eräsaari) jani.laatikainen@tsv.fi (Jani Laatikainen) Sun, 21 Jul 2019 15:37:27 +0300 OJS 3.1.2.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Editor's note https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83712 Matti Eräsaari Copyright (c) 2019 Matti Eräsaari http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83712 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 15:01:37 +0300 Altered Islands: Young Faroe Islanders’ Future Landscapes https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/73270 <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 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/73270 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:58:29 +0300 Life in the Village is Free https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/79476 <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 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/79476 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:55:03 +0300 Introduction: Gender, Race, and Class in Caribbean Family Relations https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83713 Heidi Härkönen Copyright (c) 2019 Heidi Härkönen http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83713 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:49:44 +0300 Coming to Terms with Caribbean Families https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83716 Adom Philogene Heron Copyright (c) 2019 Adom Philogene Heron http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83716 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:50:33 +0300 Respectable Families and the Body Politic https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83717 Maarit Forde Copyright (c) 2019 Maarit Forde http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83717 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:37:30 +0300 Commentary https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83718 Kevin K. Birth Copyright (c) 2019 Kevin K. Birth http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83718 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:34:30 +0300 Salazar, Pink, Irving and Sjöberg (eds), Anthropologies and Futures https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/79673 Eeva Berglund Copyright (c) 2019 Eeva Berglund http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/79673 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:31:06 +0300 Swancutt, Katherine and Mireille Mazard (eds), Animism Beyond the Soul https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83720 Suvi Rautio Copyright (c) 2019 Suvi Rautio http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/83720 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:28:12 +0300 Megan Ybarra, Green Wars: Conservation and Decolonization in the Maya Forest https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/75605 Benedict Singleton Copyright (c) 2019 Benedict Singleton http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/75605 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:24:35 +0300