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Margit Ystanes

Førsteamanuensis

Institutt for planlegging, administrasjon og samfunnsfag

Sosialantropolog med fokus på Latin-Amerika, spesielt Brasil og Guatemala. Har de siste årene forsket på sosial ulikhet, rasisme, kjønn, urbanisering og problemstillinger knyttet til avviklingen av OL i 2016 og Fotball-VM i 2014 i Rio de Janeiro.  

Associate professor and social anthropologist focusing on Latin America, in particular Brazil and Guatemala. In recent years, her research has centred on social inequality, racism, gender, urbanisation, and issues associated with the hosting of the 2016 Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. 

 

Research projects:

2013 - 2017: Trust as a precondition for socio-economic development - what can we learn from the case of Brazil? (Postdoctoral project funded by the Research Council of Norway's SAMKUL programme. Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen). 

2006 - 2011: Precarious Trust. Problems of Managing Self and Sociality in Guatemala. PhD project at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen). 

 

Publications

Books

2018. The social life of economic inequalities in contemporary Latin America. Decades of change. Co-edited by Margit Ystanes and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2016. Trusting and its Tribulations: Interdisciplinary Engagements with Intimacy, Sociality and Trust, Co-edited by Vigdis Broch-Due and Margit Ystanes. London and New York: Berghahn Press.

 

Peer reviewed articles and book chapters

2018. “Lives Uprooted: Urban Inequality and Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro”, in Alternautas, Volume 5, Issue 1:33-50.

2018. “#sosfavelas: Digital Representations of Violence and Inequality in Rio de Janeiro”, in The social life of economic inequalities in contemporary Latin America. Decades of change, edited by Margit Ystanes and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, 81 – 105. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2018. (with Iselin Åsedotter Strønen) “Introduction”, in The social life of economic inequalities in contemporary Latin America. Decades of change, edited by Margit Ystanes and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, 3 – 34. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2018. (with Lirio Gutiérrez Rivera and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen) “Coming of age in the penal system: neoliberalism, ‘mano dura’ and the reproduction of ‘racialised’ inequality in Honduras”, in The social life of economic inequality in contemporary Latin America. Decades of change, edited by Margit Ystanes and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, 205 – 228. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2016  “Violence, Fear and Impunity in Post-War Guatemala”, in Violent Reverberations: Global Modalities of Trauma. Edited by Vigdis Broch-Due and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, 219-240. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2016. “Unfixed trust: Intimacy, blood symbolism, and porous boundaries in Guatemala”, in Trusting and its Tribulations: Interdisciplinary Engagements with Intimacy, Sociality and Trust, edited by Vigdis Broch-Due and Margit Ystanes, 37 – 59. London and New York: Berghahn Press.

2016. (with Vigdis Broch-Due) “Introduction: Introducing Ethnographies of Trusting”, in Trusting and its Tribulations: Interdisciplinary Engagements with Intimacy, Sociality and Trust., edited by Vigdis Broch-Due and Margit Ystanes, 1 – 36. London and New York: Berghahn Press.

2016. “Mega-Events and Urban Poverty: Legacy Projects in Rio de Janeiro”. CROP Poverty Brief, no 31, April

2015. “Problemet er at vi ikke aner hvor dette bærer”: Dystopiske fremtidsforestillinger i sportsarrangementenes tid, i Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift (3/4), 221-239.

2014. “Saving Guatemala’s ‘Mayan Forest’: The Environmental Crisis and Contested Development”. In Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond: At the Intersection of Environment, Finance and Multiculturalism, edited by Kristín Loftsdóttir and Lars Jensen, 121-142. Farnham: Ashgate.

 

Other publications

2020. Millar, Kathleen M.: Reclaiming the Discarded. Life and Labor on Rio’s Garbage Dump, book review in Anthropos, 115(1): 249-250.

2018. (with Rafaela Cardoso) “Marielle Franco, Presente!”. Opinion and analysis piece in The North American Congress on Latin America (nacla.org), March 27.

2017. (med José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) Ett år etter OL i Rio: å miste et hjem. Kronikk i Dagsavisen Nye Meninger, 4. September.

2016. Brasils problematiske OL-arv. Artikkel i Manifest Tidsskrift, 14. Juni.

2014 . Unni Wikan: Resonance: Beyond the Words, book review in Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift (1), 58-60).

 

Vitskapeleg arbeid

CRIStin

Bøker

The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America: Decades of Change [ISBN 978-3-319-61535-6] 289s.
Publisert 2018 av Margit Ystanes, Iselin Åsedotter Strønen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Trusting and its Tribulations: Interdisciplinary Engagements with Intimacy, Sociality and Trust [ISBN 978-1-78533-099-5] 294s.
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes, Vigdis Broch-Due
Publisher: Berghahn Books

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Millar, Kathleen M.: Reclaiming the Discarded. Life and Labor on Rio’s Garbage Dump
Publisert 2020 av Margit Ystanes

Becoming a ‘global city’: displacement, exclusion and urban development in Rio de Janeiro
Publisert 2019 av Margit Ystanes

Roundtable: Creativity, Resistance, and Change in Times of Crises: Who is the Subject Speaking?
Publisert 2019 av Margit Ystanes, Christine M. Jacobsen, Randi Gressgård, Marry-Anne Karlsen, Miriam Ticktin

Becoming a ‘global city’: displacement, exclusion and urban development in Rio de Janeiro
Publisert 2019 av Margit Ystanes

Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro
Publisert 2019 av Margit Ystanes, José Alejandro Huidobro Goya

Marielle Franco, Presente!
Publisert 2018 av Margit Ystanes, Rafaela Cardoso

The Olympic Nightmare
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes, Nora Hahn, Ina Martine Fagerdal, Christopher Gaffney

OL og eksklusjon av fattige i Rio de Janeiro - foredrag ved faglig-pedagogisk dag, UiB
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes

“We are not trash to be thrown away”: Opposing Olympic removals in Rio de Janeiro
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes

Documentary screening and department seminar at Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen: Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes, Goya Jose Alejandro Huidobro

Screening of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro for students of social justice at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes, Goya Jose Alejandro Huidobro

Two school screenings of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro at Amalie Skram Videregående Skole
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes, Goya Jose Alejandro Huidobro

Visning av dokumentaren Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (regissert av José Alejandro Huidobro Goya og Margit Ystanes) ved SAIH-arrangement på Det Akademiske Kvarter, Bergen
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes, Tomas Salem

Screening of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (co-directed by José Alejandro Huidobro Goya and Margit Ystanes) at Café Mestizo, Kristiansand
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes, Goya Jose Alejandro Huidobro, Gibran Cruz-Martinez

Premiere screening of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (co-directed by José Alejandro Huidobro Goya and Margit Ystanes) and panel debate, at Café Sanaa, Bergen
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes, Goya Jose Alejandro Huidobro, Cecilie Ødegaard, Tomas Salem, Gaffney Christopher

Screening of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (co-directed with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) for anthropology students at the University of Bergen
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes, Goya Jose Alejandro Huidobro

School screening of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (co-directed with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) at Tangen Videregående Skole, Kristiansand
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes, Goya Jose Alejandro Huidobro

Ett år etter OL i Rio: å miste et hjem
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes, José Alejandro Huidobro Goya

Presentasjon av filmprosjektet Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro på arrangementet Pavel’s Juke Joint, Madam Felle, Bergen
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes

Førpremiere/prøvevisning av dokumentarfilmen Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro at the seminar The Right to the City: the New Urban Agenda vs Observed Realities in Latin America
Publisert 2017 av Margit Ystanes, José Alejandro Huidobro Goya

Ny rapport: Politiet «ryddet» gatene i Rio for barn og unge til OL
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes, Ole Kristian Strøm

”Lives Uprooted: Urban Inequality and Forced Evictions in Rio de Janeiro”
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes

Presentasjon av filmprosjektet Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro ved SAMKULs programseminar 2016
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes

The Socio-Economic Impact of Migration on The Livelihoods of Karamajong Women And Children: Katwe Slums. ‘A Woman is a Warrior’ 90s.
Publisert 2016 av Mariam Namiiro, Margit Ystanes

Roma Children in a Vicious Circle. Social Exclusion and Low-Threshold Clubs in the Locality Bratislavská/Cejl, Brno, Czech Republic. 90s.
Publisert 2016 av Matous Jelínek, Margit Ystanes

Conditions and Identities of Young Migrant Workers in the City: An Ethnographic study of ‘Street Children’ in Kumasi, Ghana. 90s.
Publisert 2016 av Augustine Gyan, Margit Ystanes

Food Self-Sufficiency and Partnership in Agricultural Production in Ghana. A case study of the Fievie Rice Project
Publisert 2016 av Gifty Dzorka, Margit Ystanes

Family, Immigration and Policy: The effects of family reunification policies on Latino-Norwegian families 90s.
Publisert 2016 av Bedoya Lopez Ruth Isleny, Margit Ystanes

Urban inequality in Latin America – documentary film approaches
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes, Einar Braathen

Mediating protest: oppositional uses of social and traditional media
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes, José Alejandro Huidobro Goya

#sosfavela: Digitale representasjoner av vold og ulikhet I OL-byen Rio de Janeiro
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes

Living with Olympic Security
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes, Sterre Elisabeth Gilsing, Thainã de Medeiros

Film seminar: The Olympic Dream
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes, Einar Braathen, Anne Kjersti Bjørn

”Drømmen om Rio: OL og VM for hvem?”
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes

”Brazil: Dimensions of Crisis and Perspectives on Opportunities”
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes

”Making “Dirty Games”: Researching Urban Inequality through Film”
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes, José Alejandro Huidobro Goya

”#urbanizaja: social media and the dynamics of protest in the Olympic city Rio de Janeiro”
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes

O problemático legado das Olimpíadas no Rio de Janeiro. Tradução de matéria originalmente publicado em norueguês por Manifest Tidsskrift.
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes

Brasils problematiske OL-arv.
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes

Olympic Legacy Rio 2016: Forced evictions in Vila Autódromo
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes

“Mega-Events and Urban Poverty: Legacy Projects in Rio de Janeiro” 4s.
Publisert 2016 av Margit Ystanes

#sosfavelas: Digital Representations of Violence and Inequality in Rio de Janeiro.
Publisert 2015 av Margit Ystanes

”Copa pra Quem? (Who is the World Cup for?): Social Fragmentation and Anti-World Cup Activism”.
Publisert 2015 av Margit Ystanes

#sosfavela: Representações digitais da violência e desigualdade no Rio de Janerio.
Publisert 2015 av Margit Ystanes

Unni Wikan: Resonance: Beyond the Words
Publisert 2014 av Margit Ystanes

"All they want is to be treated well": Public health care in the rural Ecuadorian Andes 100s.
Publisert 2014 av Veronika Rokne, Margit Ystanes

Managing the threat of violence in Guatemala. Violence as part of women's everyday lives 100s.
Publisert 2014 av Anja Karin Nielsen, Margit Ystanes

Public Education In Latin America's Lowest Performing Country. The Impact of Inequality and Violence among Children and Youth in Lima and Cusco in Peru 100s.
Publisert 2014 av Johana Evelyn Montalvan Castilla, Margit Ystanes

“Isso é nossa realidade” (This is our reality). Beyond the images of Amazonia 100s.
Publisert 2014 av Yngvil Sandal Lien, Margit Ystanes

Participatory development: equal collaboration between unequal partners?
Publisert 2013 av Margit Ystanes

Poverty relief and development interventions: intended and unintended outcomes
Publisert 2013 av Margit Ystanes

Poverty: how is it produced and how do we think about it?
Publisert 2013 av Margit Ystanes

Trust as a precondition for socio-economic development - what can we learn from the case of Brazil?
Publisert 2013 av Margit Ystanes

Trust as a precondition for socio-economic development - what can we learn from the case of Brazil?
Publisert 2013 av Margit Ystanes

A Crisis of Trust: Saving Guatemala's 'Mayan' Forest
Publisert 2013 av Margit Ystanes

Violence and Mistrust in Post-War Guatemala
Publisert 2013 av Margit Ystanes

Poverty, hierarchy and development in Latin America
Publisert 2012 av Margit Ystanes

Contested landscapes and natural resources
Publisert 2012 av Margit Ystanes

Conceptions of poverty and disparity
Publisert 2012 av Margit Ystanes

Roundtable debate about “The Resource Curse”
Publisert 2012 av Margit Ystanes

Gender relations in Guatemala and Latin America
Publisert 2012 av Margit Ystanes

“A crisis of trust: saving Guatemala’s ‘Mayan forest’”
Publisert 2012 av Margit Ystanes

“Unfixed Trust: Intimacy, Blood Symbolism and Porous Boundaries in Guatemala”
Publisert 2012 av Margit Ystanes

Poverty and disparity in Latin America
Publisert 2011 av Margit Ystanes

Contested landscapes and natural resources
Publisert 2011 av Margit Ystanes

Conceptions of poverty and disparity
Publisert 2011 av Margit Ystanes

Dismantling the Singular Trusting Subject: a Comparative Exploration of Trust in Guatemala and Norway
Publisert 2011 av Margit Ystanes

Multi-sector collaboration and the conditions for trust in Guatemala
Publisert 2011 av Margit Ystanes

Precarious Trust. Problems of Managing Self and Sociality in Guatemala
Publisert 2011 av Margit Ystanes

Perspectivas sobre género en América Latina
Publisert 2011 av Margit Ystanes

Etnicidad, raza y jerarquías en América Latina
Publisert 2011 av Margit Ystanes

Perspectivas sobre género en América Latina
Publisert 2010 av Margit Ystanes

Etnicidad, raza y jerarquías en América Latina
Publisert 2010 av Margit Ystanes

The Privileged and the Poor - being rich amid the "lazy ignorant"
Publisert 2009 av Line Natalie Sundt Næsse, Margit Ystanes

Estudios de genero en América Latina
Publisert 2009 av Margit Ystanes

Relaciones étnicas en América Latina
Publisert 2009 av Margit Ystanes

"Latin-American landscapes and natural resources"
Publisert 2009 av Margit Ystanes

"Hierarchy and inequality in Latin-America"
Publisert 2009 av Margit Ystanes

"Miljø, befolkning og urbanisering - antropologiske perspektiver"
Publisert 2009 av Margit Ystanes

"Fattigdom, ressursfordeling og maktforskjeller". Workshop on processes producing poverty and inequality in the Global South for teenage members of Norges Musikkorps Forbund, part of their programme “Bands Crossing Borders” – exchange and cooperation between NMF and Field Band Foundation of South Africa
Publisert 2009 av Margit Ystanes

Protection through Friction? Nature Protection, Political Process and Participation in Latin America
Publisert 2008 av Margit Ystanes, Siren Therese Sælemyr

"Forståelser av kjønn i Latin-Amerika"
Publisert 2008 av Margit Ystanes

Venner finner man i familien, ute på gata er det bare fiender : En studie av moralitetsdiskurser og mestring av utrygghet i Quetzalenango, Guatemala
Publisert 2003 av Margit Ystanes
Publisher: Universitetet i Bergen