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> 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 Eräsaari) (Jani Laatikainen) Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0300 OJS 60 Editor's note Matti Eräsaari Copyright (c) 2020 Matti Eräsaari Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:47:18 +0300 Fixing Inequalities in Time <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 Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:48:29 +0300 Introducing Reprises <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Andrew Graan Copyright (c) 2020 Andrew Graan Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:45:52 +0300 Reprises: Chris Gregory’s Gifts and Commodities and the frontier <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 Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:44:41 +0300 Introduction Carlo Cubero Copyright (c) 2020 Carlo Cubero Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:23:46 +0300 The Passing of Time in a Bell Tower Marcia Mansur, Marina Thomé Copyright (c) 2020 Marcia Mansur, Marina Thomé Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:21:22 +0300 Scenes from a Transient Home Roger Horn Copyright (c) 2020 Roger Horn Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:17:52 +0300 BETWEEN TIME & THE SCREEN Jeff Silva Copyright (c) 2020 Jeff Silva Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:02:40 +0300 She Was to See It Was So Rina Sherman Copyright (c) 2020 Rina Sherman Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:00:39 +0300 On death, time, and moving images Isabel Bredenbröker Copyright (c) 2020 Isabel Bredenbröker Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:53:12 +0300 Time in the Afterlife Eluned Zoë Aiano, Greta Rauleac, Alesandra Tatić Copyright (c) 2020 Eluned Zoë Aiano, Greta Rauleac, Alesandra Tatić Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:15:59 +0300 The Mill Daniel Edward Allen, Patrick Tuubin McGinley Copyright (c) 2020 Daniel Edward Allen, Patrick Tuubin McGinley Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:57:29 +0300 Filming layers of time in an endangered ecosystem Maija Lassila Copyright (c) 2020 Maija Lassila Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:12:11 +0300 Keeper of the Fire Evan Raymond Spitzer Copyright (c) 2020 Evan Raymond Spitzer Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:05:15 +0300 A River Through Time Virgilio Oliveira Copyright (c) 2020 Virgilio Oliveira Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:55:53 +0300 Introduction <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tuomas Tammisto Copyright (c) 2020 Tuomas Tammisto Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:43:37 +0300 Spatial Memory and Narration <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Anna-Leena Siikala Copyright (c) 2020 Anna-Leena Siikala Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:41:56 +0300 Western Movements in Non-Western Worlds <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Edvard Hviding Copyright (c) 2020 Edvard Hviding Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:40:09 +0300 Land and Life <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thomas Strong Copyright (c) 2020 Thomas Strong Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0300 Bryant and Knight, The Anthropology of the Future Roman Urbanowicz Copyright (c) 2020 Roman Urbanowicz Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:36:58 +0300 Anna Christina Pertierra, Media Anthropology for the Digital Age Johanna Sumiala Copyright (c) 2020 Johanna Sumiala Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:25:49 +0300 Pitarch and Kelly eds, The Culture of Invention in the Americas Amy Penfield Copyright (c) 2020 Amy Penfield Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:33:33 +0300