New Anthropological Perspectives on Natural Resource Environments

Andrea Behrends

Lecturer in Anthropology
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Andrea Behrends conducted research in Eastern Chad as post-graduate research staff of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Germany). With a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation, she coordinated an international research project on “Travelling Models in Conflict Management,” on which this book is based at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). Presently, she directs an international and interdisciplinary research project on “Significations of oil and Social Change in Niger and Chad” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Selected Publications

2011With Stephen P. Reyna & Günther Schlee: Crude Domination. An Anthropology of Oil. Oxford: Berghahn.
2010With Nikolaus Schareika: “Significations of Oil in Africa or What (more) can Anthropologists Contribute to the Study of Oil?” Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 35 (1): 83-86.
2008Guest editor with Stephen P. Reyna: Toward an Anthropology of Oil and Domination. Focaal, 52.
2008With Stephen P. Reyna: “The Crazy Curse. Towards an Anthropology of Oil”. Focaal, 52:1-17.
2008“Fighting for Oil When There is No Oil Yet: The Darfur-Chad border”. Focaal, 52: 39-56.
2007Guest editor with Jan Patrick Heiß: Crisis in Chad: Approaching the Anthropological Gap. Sociologus, 57: 1
2007“The Darfur Conflict and the Chad/Sudan Border - Regional Context and Local Re-configurations”. Sociologus, 57 (1): 99-131.
2003With Julia Eckert and Andreas Dafinger: “Towards an Anthropology of Governance“. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Report 2002 – 2003: Halle/Saale: 19-30.
2002“`Pogminga` - The `Proper Dagara Woman`. An Encounter Between Christian Thought and Dagara Concept”. Journal of Religion in Africa, 32
2002Drahtseilakte. Frauen aus Nordghana zwischen Bildung, Beruf und gesellschaftlichen Konventionen. Frankfurt/Main: Brandes & Apsel.