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Johan Wedel

Senior lecturer

Johan Wedel
Senior lecturer
Academic degree: Doctor
johan.wedel@globalstudies.gu.se
+46 31 786 5944

Room number: C510
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se

Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Johan Wedel

Areas of interest
Medical Anthropology, Religious Healing, Cuba, Nicaragua, Santería, Miskitu, Afro-Caribbean

Current research
Witchcraft, modernity and the law: A comparative anthropological study
 

The project focuses on how contemporary witchcraft accusations and occult-related violence is understood and addressed, and inquires into what happens when witchcraft practices are facing the state system of law. The aim is to examine contemporary witchcraft practices, witchcraft accusations and occult-related violence in relation to the power of the state. The project especially studies witchcraft cases and ideas about witchcraft in relation to policing, legislative approaches and government policies, as well interaction and co-operation between judicial authorities and local communities’ worldviews, including the state’s legal system in relation to local, non-governmental, law enforcement systems. The study is expected to contribute to anthropological theories on collective / individual human rights and cultural pluralism / universalism.
 

Teaching and tutoring
 Social Anthropology, Global Health, Culture and Health

Field experience
Cuba, Nicaragua, Sweden

Selected conferences & presentations
Healing and the Transformation of Experience in Cuban Santería. Unpublished paper presented at "Nordic Workshop in Medical Anthropology", University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2000.
Religious Healing in Cuba: Afro-Cuban Santería during the Economic Crisis. Unpublished paper presented at the international conference "New African Perspectives: Africa, Australasia and the Wider World at the End of the 20th Century", University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 1999.

Latest publications

Human-Plant Interaction and Spiritual Healing among the Miskitu
Johan Wedel
Anthropos: Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Santería
Johan Wedel
Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Heidelberg, Springer, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Sjukdom, helande och bot bland svensksomalier
Johan Wedel
Helig hälsa: Helandemetoder i det mångreligiösa Sverige, Stockholm, Dialogos, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Religion and Healing among Somalis in Sweden when Experiencing Illness and Suffering
Johan Wedel
5th European Conference on African Studies, ECAS 2013, Centro de Estudos Internacionais do Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Conference paper 2014
Conference paper

Religión, enfermedad y curación entre los Somalíes en la diaspora
Johan Wedel
Actas de la XII Conferencia Internacional de la Cultura Africana y Afroamericana, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

Mental Health Problems and Healing among Somalis in Sweden
Johan Wedel
Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies, Journal article 2011
Journal article

Vad kan vi lära oss av icke-västerländskt helande och botande?
Johan Wedel
Vetenskapsrådets slutkonferens för forskningsprogrammet Kultur och Hälsa, Stockholm, 4 maj, 2010, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

Sorcery and Violence in Eastern Nicaragua
Johan Wedel
35th Caribbean Studies Association Conference, May 24-28, St. Peters, Barbados, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

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2017

Human-Plant Interaction and Spiritual Healing among the Miskitu
Johan Wedel
Anthropos: Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Santería
Johan Wedel
Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Heidelberg, Springer, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2014

Sjukdom, helande och bot bland svensksomalier
Johan Wedel
Helig hälsa: Helandemetoder i det mångreligiösa Sverige, Stockholm, Dialogos, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Religion and Healing among Somalis in Sweden when Experiencing Illness and Suffering
Johan Wedel
5th European Conference on African Studies, ECAS 2013, Centro de Estudos Internacionais do Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Conference paper 2014
Conference paper

2012

Religión, enfermedad y curación entre los Somalíes en la diaspora
Johan Wedel
Actas de la XII Conferencia Internacional de la Cultura Africana y Afroamericana, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

2011

Mental Health Problems and Healing among Somalis in Sweden
Johan Wedel
Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies, Journal article 2011
Journal article

2010

Vad kan vi lära oss av icke-västerländskt helande och botande?
Johan Wedel
Vetenskapsrådets slutkonferens för forskningsprogrammet Kultur och Hälsa, Stockholm, 4 maj, 2010, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

Sorcery and Violence in Eastern Nicaragua
Johan Wedel
35th Caribbean Studies Association Conference, May 24-28, St. Peters, Barbados, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 40

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