Why anthropology? (Serendipity)

 

“But why anthropology?”. I was asked the question shortly before finishing my doctoral thesis. It is rather uncommon to refer to so many anthropological studies in a thesis that is not based on ethnography and is, in addition to this, written within the field of child welfare social work. In social work, it is more common to refer to sociologists, psychologists, and political scientists. So “why anthropology?”.

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Academia-Art

Academia-Art is a subproject of Research-Art. Depicted on this picture are two art and crafts works:”Ideals” and “The Chair of the Absent Knower”

I not only use creative expressions that help me in my writing or to communicate the message of my texts. I have also experimented with a small project that I call “Academia-Art” (2019-2020) which is visible below. It raises questions about the reuse of knowledge and has also helped me to express difficult experiences in academia. Below, I describe this in Swedish, the language of my academic contexts.

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