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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Svalbard stories: A qualitative fieldstudy on emplacement under new environmental regulations in the High North

Awarded: NOK 14,999

Svalbard is undergoing rapid environmental changes alongside with a developing tourist industry and strict environmental regulations underway, by which residents in Longyearbyen must adjust into. Through anthropological fieldwork and in-depth interviews, this master project will investigate the non-Norwegian residents of Longyearbyen and the meanings and values they give to the place though everyday life practices. Connecting the rapid changes of Svalbard with a feminist research stance, this project is focusing on the concept of emplacement as a way to understand the entanglement of body and place.

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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum