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  • 251.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    African conflicts and Informal Power: Big Men and Networks2012Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Through a variety of indepth case studies – from DRC to Somalia to Liberia amongst others – this book shows how important informal political and economic networks are in many of the continent’s  conflict areas.

  • 252.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Agency of Victims: young women's survival strategies in the Liberian Civil War2005In: Makers and Breakers: Children and Youth as Emerging Categories in Postcolonial Africa / [ed] Alcinda Honwana and Filip de Boeck, Oxford: James Currey , 2005Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 253.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Assiduous exile: strategies of work and integration among Liberian refugees in Danane, Ivory Coast2004In: Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 29, no 2, p. 33-58Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 254.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Book review of: Christine Ryan, Children of war: child soldiers as victims and participants in the Sudan civil war2013In: Journal of Modern African Studies, ISSN 0022-278X, E-ISSN 1469-7777, Vol. 51, no 2, p. 367-369Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 255.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Building a future?: The reintegration and re-marginalisation of youth in Liberia2005In: No Peace, no war: an anthropology of contemporary armed conflicts / [ed] Paul Richards, Oxford and Athens: James Currey and Ohio University Press , 2005Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 256.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Danny Hoffman, The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia2012In: Anthropological Quarterly, ISSN 0003-5491, E-ISSN 1534-1518, Vol. 85, no 2, p. 581-586Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 257.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics. The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Debating mercenary anthropology: maintaining scholarly ignorance or new engagement with the global warscape2009In: Africa : politics and societies south of the SaharaArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 258.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Der Staat als Feind2006In: Der Überblick, Vol. 42, no 3, p. 6-9Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 259.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Diamanter är för evigt - men Sierra Leonsk ungdom är utbytbar2007Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 260.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    En gång general, alltid general: krigen tar slut men militära befälsstrukturer består2013In: Internationella Studier, ISSN 0020-952X, no 4, p. 51-52Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 261.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Fighting (in) the badlands of modernity: youth combatants in the Liberian Civil War2007In: Journal of Social Sciences and Management, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 37-43Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 262.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Fluid research fields: studying excombatant youth in the aftermath of the Liberian Civil War2004In: Children and youth on the front line: ethnography, armed conflict and displacement / [ed] Jo Boyden and Joanna de Berry, Oxford: Berghahn Books , 2004Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 263.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Freetown: Berättelser från den osynliga staden2007In: Den Ny Verden, ISSN 0029-6775, Vol. 40, no 2, p. 27-37Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 264.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Ground zero: Revival of Democratic Mali? 2013Other (Other academic)
  • 265.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Gute Jungs, böse Jungs2005In: Jungle World, Vol. 31, p. 1-6Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 266.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Gute Jungs, Böse Jungs2005In: Die Wochenzeitung, no October 6Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 267.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Im Frieden hilft der General2013In: Welt-Sichten, ISSN 1865-7966, no 10, p. 45-47Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 268.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Im Frieden hilft der General2013In: Welt-Sichten, ISSN 1865-7966, no 10, p. 45-47Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 269.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Introduction: Bigmanity and network governance in African conflicts2012In: African conflicts and informal power: big men and networks / [ed] Utas, Mats, London ; Uppsala: Zed Books ; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2012, p. 1-31Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 270.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Liberia Beyond the Blueprints: Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, Big Men and Informal Networks2008Report (Other academic)
  • 271.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics. The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Liberia Beyond the Blueprints: poverty reduction strategy papers, Big Men and informal networks2008Other (Other academic)
  • 272.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics. The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Malignant organisms: continuities of state-run violence in rural Liberia2009In: Crisis of the state: war and social upheaval / [ed] Bruce Kapferer and Björn Enge Bertelsen, Oxford: Berghahn Books , 2009, p. 265-291Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 273.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. Uppsala universitet, Kulturantropologiska avdelningen.
    Martine Guichard, Tilo Grätz and Youssouf Diallo (eds.). Friendship, decent and lliance in Africa.2015In: The Australasian review of African studies, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 135-136Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 274.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Patience my ass2004In: Jungle World, no 50Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 275.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    “Playing the game”: gang-militia logics in war-torn Sierra Leone2014In: Global Gangs: Street violence across the world / [ed] Hazen, J.M. and Rodgers, D., Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014, p. 171-192Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 276.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Presidential elections in Sierra Leone2007In: NAI Newsletter, no June, p. 1-4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    On August 11 Sierra Leone will vote democratically for the second timesince the end of the decade long civil war that raged between 1991 and 2002. Many international observers believe that this election is an important testfor democracy in Sierra Leone. Many Sierra Leoneans call democracy Demare-Crazy and politics politrix.

  • 277.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Ramon Sarró, The politics of religious change on the Upper Guinea Coast: iconoclasm done and undone2010In: Journal of Religion in Africa, ISSN 0022-4200, E-ISSN 1570-0666, Vol. 40, p. 360-361Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 278.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Sexual abuse survivors and the complex of traditional healing: (G)local prospects in the aftermath of an African war2009Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In its efforts to assist post-conflict societies in africa the international aid community has acitvely promoted projects of psycho-social healing among people traumatized during wars and violent conflict. To a large degree these projects have been established in the tradtion of Western psychology. More recently, however, it has been realized in order to help survivors of war effectivley it is necessary to adapt projects and enhance “local” psycho-social healing. This policy report locates the structures – with local legitimacy – that are available to young people who experienced sexual abuse during the Sierra Leone civil war (1991–2002). To this end, this booklet discusses a healing complex that comprises a number of overlapping actors, including herbalists, Zoe Mammies (heads of the female secret societies), Mori-men (Muslim healers); Karamokos (Muslim teachers) and Christian pastors.

    CONTENTS

    1. Introduction

    2. Scope of the study

    2.1 Methods

    2.2 Research ethichs

    3. Limitations of the study

    4. War-related sexual abuse

    4.1 Quantitative findings

    4.2 Qualitative findings

    4.3 Turning a page? Sexual abuse in post-war reality

    5. Variations of traditional healing

    5.1 Notes on mental illness in Sierra Leone

    5.2 The healing complex6. Traditional healing of sexual abuse

    6.1 From the girls’ and young women’s perspective

    6.2 The herbalist

    6.3 The Karamoko and the Mori-man

    6.4 The Soweh mammy and female herbalist (Kuntumoi musu)

    6.5 Cleansing the bush

    6.6 The pastor

    6.7 Talking trauma – notes on counselling

    7. Findings and recommendations

    7.1 Social approaches towards the sexually abused

    7.2 Girls’ and young women’s practices related totraditional healing

    7.3 Findings on traditional healers

    7.4 Recommendations

    Appendices

  • 279.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. Uppsala universitet, Kulturantropologiska avdelningen.
    Sharon Alane Abramowitz. Searching for the normal in the wake of the Liberian war2015In: Journal of Modern African Studies, ISSN 0022-278X, E-ISSN 1469-7777, Vol. 53, no 3, p. 494-496Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 280.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Sierra Leones vacklande demokrati2007In: Tidningen Kulturen, ISSN 2000-7086, no 20-21, july 2007Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 281.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Stephen Ellis: The Mask of Anarchy2008In: African Studies Review, Vol. 46, no 3, p. 155-157Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 282.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Stephen Ellis. The Mask of Anarchy: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimension of an African Civil War. 2nd edition. New York: New York University Press, 2007. xxxiii + 350 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Annexes. Bibliography. Index. $24.00. Paper.2008In: African Studies Review, ISSN 0002-0206, E-ISSN 1555-2462, Vol. 51, no 1, p. 155-157Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 283.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Stig Jarle Hansen. Al-Shabaab in Somalia: the history and ideology of a militant Islamist group, 2005−2012: book review2013In: International Affairs, ISSN 0020-5850, E-ISSN 1468-2346, Vol. 89, no 6, p. 1523-1524Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 284.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. Uppsala universitet, Kulturantropologiska avdelningen.
    Terroristjakt med drönare löser inte konflikten i norra Mali2015In: Mänsklig säkerhet, , p. 2Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 285.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    The Index finger of Justice: democratization in Sierra Leone2009In: Annual Report / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, ISSN 1104-5256, Vol. 2008, p. 28-30Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 286.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    The rewards of political violence: remobilizing ex-combatants in post-war Sierra Leone2010In: Small Arms Survey 2010, p. 266-266Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 287.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. Uppsala universitet, Kulturantropologiska avdelningen.
    “The system bang me right here”: ostacoli e opportunità fra le strade di Freetown e oltre2015In: Antropologia, ISSN 2281-4043, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 41-60Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 288.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    The violent logic of marginality: youth and the Liberian Civil War2004In: News from the Nordic Africa Institute, no no.2/2004, p. 23-26Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 289.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Urban youth and post-conflict Africa: On policy priorities2012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Youth in urban areas of post-war African countries lead lives that are not very different from non-post-war societies. In fact it is often hard to separate battle-hardened ex-combatants from street-hardened urban youth in general. In this context, youth is a social category of people living in volatile and dire life conditions rather than a group defined by age. It is people who are no longer children, but who have yet to become social adults, people who have been marginalized into what they see as a chronic state of youthhood. It is the number of social youth, not the number of an age-categorized “youth bulge”, that poses a danger for stability in many African countries. This way of defining youth demands special efforts and raises special concerns when international donor communities create and implement youth-specific projects in post-conflict areas. Related to that, this policy note reflects on number of issues that will help improve the results of such projects through knowing and using existing social structures, including gender relations, the problems of social elites and the advantages of utilizing already existing systems of labor training.

  • 290.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Varning för Aftonbladets Jackass journalistik i ”det mörkaste Afrika”2010Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 291.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Victimcy, girlfriending, soldiering, tactic agency in a young woman's social navigation of the Liberian war zone2005In: Anthropological Quarterly, ISSN 0003-5491, E-ISSN 1534-1518, Vol. 78, no 2, p. 403-430Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to collapse the often gendered opposition of agency and victim-hood that typically characterizes the analysis of women's coping strategies in war zones. The term victimcy is proposed to describe the agency of self-staging as victim of war and explore how it is deployed as one tactic-amongst others-in one young Liberian woman's "social navigation" of war zones. Victimcy is thus revealed as a form of self-representation by which a certain form of tactic agency is effectively exercised under the trying, uncertain, and disempowering circumstances that confront actors in warscapes. However the story of Bintu also reveals the complexity of women's strategies, roles, and options as they confront conflicting challenges and opportunities in war zones. While in some circumstances women may take humanitarian aid, in others they may also take up arms. An ethnography of social tactics thus counters reductionist portrayals of women in war zones as merely the passive victims of conflict.

  • 292.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Victimcy, Girlfriending, Soldiering: Tactic Agency in a Young Woman's Social Navigation of the Liberian War Zone2005In: Anthropological Quarterly, Vol. 78, no 2, p. 403-430Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 293.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Vilks rondellhund: inte en fråga om yttrandefrihet, utan en fråga om sunt förnuft2010Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 294.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    War, violence and videotapes: media and localized videoscapes of the Liberian Civil War2006In: Violence, political culture and development in Africa / [ed] Preben Kaarsholm, Oxford: James Currey , 2006Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 295.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Watermelon Politics in Sierra Leone: Hope amidst Vote Buying and Remobilized Militias2007In: African Renaissance, Vol. 4, no 3 & 4, p. 62-66Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 296.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics. The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    When the state is a threat2008In: Annual Report / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, ISSN 1104-5256, Vol. 2007, p. 20-24Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 297.
    Utas, Mats
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation. The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    "Åt helvete med tålamodet" (Under strecket)2003In: Svenska Dagbladet, p. 7-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 298.
    Utas, Mats
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Böås, Morten
    The Political Landscape of Postwar Liberia: Reflections on National Reconciliation and Elections2014In: Africa Today, ISSN 0001-9887, E-ISSN 1527-1978, Vol. 60, no 4, p. 47-65Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 299.
    Utas, Mats
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Bøås, Morten
    Tuaregian kapina2013In: Ulkopolitiikka, ISSN 0501-0659, no 2, p. 56-59Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 300.
    Utas, Mats
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Christensen, Maya M.
    Remobilisation and the “politricks” of ex-combatants in the 2007 general elections2011In: Conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Africa: lessons from Sierra Leone / [ed] Takehiko Ochiai, Research Institute for Social Sciences, Ryukoku University/Showado , 2011, p. 173-204Chapter in book (Refereed)
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