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Kaj Århem

Professor emeritus

Kaj Århem
Professor emeritus

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
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

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

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