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A Social Biography of the Coal Briquette: Exploring Vietnam through an Ordinary Commodity

Applicant Derks Annuska
Number 134132
Funding scheme Fellowships for advanced researchers
Research institution Asian Research Institute National University of Singapore
Institution of higher education Institution abroad - IACH
Main discipline Ethnology
Start/End 01.02.2011 - 31.01.2014
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All Disciplines (3)

Discipline
Ethnology
Social geography and ecology
Sociology

Keywords (5)

Vietnam; Social Anthropology; Material Culture; Political Ecology; Social Change

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Publications

Publication
Fuelling Change: A Biography of the Beehive Coal Briquette in Post-Doi Moi Vietnam
Derks Annuska (2015), Fuelling Change: A Biography of the Beehive Coal Briquette in Post-Doi Moi Vietnam, in Journal of Material Culture, 20(3), 331-349.
Stars, Spirits and Coal: Materiality and Immateriality in Vietnam
Derks Annuska (2015), Stars, Spirits and Coal: Materiality and Immateriality in Vietnam, in Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology , 16(1), 1-16.
Cơ sở lý trong nghiên cứu toàn cầu hóa và bản sắc làng Việt (Rationale for the Study of Globalization and Vietnamese Village Identity)
Nguyễn Tuấn Anh, Derks Annuska (2013), Cơ sở lý trong nghiên cứu toàn cầu hóa và bản sắc làng Việt (Rationale for the Study of Globalization and Vietnamese Village Identity), in Mai Văn Hai (ed.), Nhà xuất bản khoa học xã hội, Hanoi, 15-54.
Human Rights and (Im)mobility: Migrants and the State in Thailand
Derks Annuska (2013), Human Rights and (Im)mobility: Migrants and the State in Thailand, in Sojourn, 28(2), 216-240.
The Broken Woman: Srey kouc
Derks Annuska (2013), The Broken Woman: Srey kouc, in Barker Joshua (ed.), University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 84-86.
Rydstrom, Helle (ed.): Gendered Inequalities in Asia. Configuring, Contesting, and Recognizing Women and Men
Derks Annuska (2012), Rydstrom, Helle (ed.): Gendered Inequalities in Asia. Configuring, Contesting, and Recognizing Women and Men, in Anthropos, 107(2), 663-664.
Toàn cầu hóa và bản sắc làng việt ở miền bắc (Globalization and Village Identity in Northern Vietnam),
Nguyễn Tuấn Anh, Derks Annuska (2011), Toàn cầu hóa và bản sắc làng việt ở miền bắc (Globalization and Village Identity in Northern Vietnam),, in Phạm Tất Dong (ed.), Vietnam National University Press, Hanoi, 199-222.
Xã hội học và nhân học có thực sự là hai ngành khoa học riêng biệt không? (Sociology and Anthropology, are they really two disciplines?)
Derks Annuska (2011), Xã hội học và nhân học có thực sự là hai ngành khoa học riêng biệt không? (Sociology and Anthropology, are they really two disciplines?), in Nghiên cứu con người (Journal of Human Studies), 56(5), 32-51.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Institute for Sociology, Vietnam National University Vietnam (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Dept. of Geography, McGill University Canada (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Workshop Center for Thinking Science Individual talk Thinking through Things 28.02.2014 Hanoi, Vietnam Derks Annuska;
Workshop ‘Religious Transformations in Modern Southeast Asia’ Talk given at a conference Coal, Calendars and the Spiritual World: Everyday Beliefs and Practices in the Briquetting Business 03.10.2013 Hanoi, Vietnam Derks Annuska;
7th EuroSEAS Conference Talk given at a conference The Spirit of Coal: Everyday Beliefs and Practices in the Coal Briquette Business 02.08.2013 Lisbon, Portugal Derks Annuska;
Colloquium / Seminar series Individual talk Coal in the City: Exploring Vietnam through an Ordinary Cooking Fuel 12.12.2012 Institute for Social Anthropology, Bern University, Switzerland Derks Annuska;
4th International Conference of Vietnamese Studies Talk given at a conference Coal in the City: The Social Life of a Cooking Fuel’ 26.11.2012 National Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam Derks Annuska;
International Conference on Inequality, Conflict and Political Regimes in East and Southeast Asia Talk given at a conference Letting out Land: Re-distributing Land or Sowing the Seeds of Conflict? (A Case Study of Quynh Doi and Quynh Thanh Communes, Nghe An Province) 22.11.2012 University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam Derks Annuska;
Southeast Asia Update Talk given at a conference A Social Biography of the Coal Briquette: Exploring Vietnam through an Ordinary Cooking Fuel 22.06.2012 Center for Pacific and Asian Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands Derks Annuska;
Seminar on “The Relation Between Anthropology and Sociology” Individual talk Sociology and Anthropology, are they really two disciplines? 25.02.2011 Institute for Sociology, Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics and Administration, Hanoi, Vietnam Derks Annuska;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Doctoral Day 14.07.2011 Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media At the Coal Face. For Anthropologist A. Derks, the Coal Briquette is a Window into VNse society Vietnam Cultural Window International 2012
Media relations: radio, television TV interview / special report VTV4 International 2012

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
162454 Spice Chains: Vietnamese Star Anise, Global Markets and the Making of an Indigenous Commodity 01.04.2016 Project funding (Div. I-III)

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