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Kaj Århem

Professor emeritus

Kaj Århem
Professor emeritus
kaj.arhem@globalstudies.gu.se

Room number: C212
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 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Kaj Århem

PhD from University of Uppsala. Porfessor of Social Anthropology at  Universiyt of Gothenburg.

Areas of interest
Development anthropology, indigenous peoples, cosmology, religion, social organisation, environmental anthropology; Amazonia, Southeast Asian uplands (Vietnam, Laos) 

Committees and other responsibilities
Editor, Gothenburg Studies in Social Anthropology
Member, Royal Academy of Letters (Sweden)

Current research
Research has been carried out among Katuic groups in Central Vietnam since 2003 with a focus on cultural traditions, social organisation and societal change. The project has been sponsored by Sida/SAREC and implemented in cooperation with the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. A second phase of the project, centred on generalised exchange as a total social phenomenon, is planned for the coming years, incorporating also Katuic groups in Laos in cooperation with Laos Institute of Cultural Research.

Research in Latin America is also continuing, focussing on various topics related to Amazonian anthropology – particularly Northwest Amazonia (Colombia).

Teaching and tutoring
No teaching at the moment.

Latest publications

Southeast Asian animism in context
Kaj Århem
K. Århem & G. Sprenger (Eds.). Animism in Southeast Asia, , Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Animism and the hunter's dilemma: hunting, sacrifice and asymmetric exchange among the Katu of Vietnam
Kaj Århem
K. Århem & G. Sprenger (Eds.). Animism in Southeast Asia, New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Southeast Asian animism: a dialogue with Amerindian perspectivism
Kaj Århem
Animism in Southeast Asia, Kaj Århem & G. Sprenger, Routledge 2016, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Animism in Southeast Asia
Kaj Århem, Guido Sprenger
London, Routledge, Edited book 2016
Edited book

Reading material culture: the Katu community house in central Vietnam
Kaj Århem
Presented at the EASA Conference, Ljubljana, 2008, Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

Den långa historien: människans utveckling på 45 minuter
Kaj Århem
Föredrag på Masthuggets teater, april 2008, Other 2008
Other

The Katu people in Vietnam
Kaj Århem
Hanoi, Vietnamese Studies, Edited book 2008
Edited book

The spiritual significance of Katu hunting
Kaj Århem
Vietnamese Studies, Journal article 2008
Journal article

Shamanism i Amazonas
Kaj Århem
(Public lecture, Stockholm University, 2007), Other 2007
Other

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2007

Katu animism
Kaj Århem
Public lecture, Stockholm University, 2007, Other 2007
Other

The revival of the Katu community house (Vietnam)
Kaj Århem
(Presented at the Euroseas Conference, Napoli, 2007), Conference contribution 2007
Conference contribution

Comment (on Fausto: Feasting on people)
Kaj Århem
Current Anthropology, Journal article 2007
Journal article

2006

Evaluación de la Fundación Gaia Amazonas en Colombia, 2003-2006
Kaj Århem, Anders Rudqvist
Stockholm, Sida Evaluation Department for Latin America, Report 2006
Report

Byn som kulturell konstruktion: ett exempel från Vietnams högländer
Kaj Århem
(Konferensbidrag presenterat vid SANT-konferensen, Stockholm, 2006 , Conference contribution 2006
Conference contribution

A safe place: the Katu village as cultural construct (upland Vietnam)
Kaj Århem
(Public lecture, University of Oslo, May 2006), Other 2006
Other

Katu - ett Mon Khmerfolk i Indokina
Kaj Århem
Kungl. Vitterhets, Historie och Antikvitets Akademien årsbok 2006, Stockholm, Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien, Chapter in book 2006
Chapter in book

2005

Katu ethnography: Livelihood and culture
Kaj Århem
Göteborg University & Vietnam Museum of Ethnograpy, Report 2005
Report

2004

Etnografía Makuna: Tradiciones, relatos y saberes de la gente de agua
Kaj Århem, Luis Cayón, Gladys Angulo, Maximiliano García
Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis and Instituto Colombiano de Antropologia e Historia (ICANH), Book 2004
Book

2000

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