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Luděk Brož

Luděk Brož

Luděk BrožMgr. Luděk BROŽ, M.Phil., Ph.D.

tel.: +420 222 828 607

e-mail: broz[at]eu.cas.cz

twiter: @LudekBroz

academia: https://cas-cz.academia.edu/LudekBroz

Blog: https://boar.hypotheses.org/


Education

2008      PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK
Dissertation title: The Spirit of Explanation: Invisible Causes of Visible Disasters in the Altai Republic.

2003      MPhil in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK
Dissertation title: Do We Need a ‘Strong Programme’ in the Anthropology of the Supernatural? On the usefulness of science studies in the anthropology of religion.

2002      MA in Ethnology, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Dissertation title: Příbuzní na sezónu: Způsoby ne/začleňování au pair do hostitelských rodin.


Research Interests

multispecies ethnography; veterinary anthropology; hunting; anthropology of suicide; methodological symmetry; science and technology; Siberia; religious conversion


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

2015      Suicide and Agency: Anthropological perspectives on self-destruction, personhood and power. Farnham: Ashgate. (co-edited with Daniel Münster) 


Journal Papers

2018     ‘The culture of orphaned texts: Academic books in a performance-based evaluation system’ Aslib: Journal of Information Management, 70 (6): 623-642. with Tereza Stöckelová.

2018     ‘Ghost and the Other: Dangerous Commensalities and Twisted Becomings.’ Terrain. Anthropologie & sciences humaines 69: 59-75.

2015      ‘Siberian Automobility Boom: From the Joy of Destination to the Joy of Driving There.’ Mobilities 10(4): 552-570. with Joachim Otto Habeck

2015      ‘Introduction: Experience and Emotion in Northern Mobilities. Mobilities 10(4): 511-517. with Joachim Otto Habeck

2015      ‘Přísliby a úskalí symetrie: sociální vědy v zemi za zrcadlem.’ Cargo – journal of socio-cultural anthropology 1,2: 5-33. with Tereza Stöckelová. (The Promises and Difficulties of Symmetry: Through the Looking-Glass and What the Social Sciences Found There.)

2012      ‘When Good Luck is Bad Fortune: Between too Little and too Much Hunting Success in Siberia.’ Social Analysis – The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice 56 (1-2): 73-89. with Rane Willerslev

2009      ‘Substance, Conduct and History: “Altaian-ness” in the 21 Century’. Sibirica: Journal of Siberian Studies 8 (2): 43-70.

2007     ‘Pastoral Perspectivism: A View from Altai’. Inner Asia (special issue – Perspectivism) 9 (2): 291-310. 


Book Chapters

2015      The anthropology of suicide: Ethnography and the tension of agency. In Suicide and Agency: Anthropological perspectives on self-destruction, personhood and power. Eds L. Broz & D. Münster. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 3-23, with Daniel Münster.

2015      Four Funerals and a Wedding: Suicide, Sacrifice and (non-)Human Agency in a Siberian Village. In Suicide and Agency: Anthropological perspectives on self-destruction, personhood and power. Eds L. Broz & D. Münster. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 85-102.

2015      Vom Himmel gefallen: Auf dem Weg zu einer symmetrischen Anthropologie der Raumfahrtindustrie. In Lost in Things: Fragen an die Welt des Materiellen, ihre Funktionen und Bedeutungen. Eds P. W. Stockhammer & H. P. Hahn. Münster: Waxmann, pp. 81-103.

2010      ‘Spirits, Genes and Walt Disney’s Deer: creativity in identity and archaeology disputes (Altai, Siberia)’. In The Archaeological Encounter: Anthropological Perspectives. Eds P. Fortis & I. Praet. St Andrews: CAS, pp. 263-297.

2009      ‘Conversion to Religion? Negotiating Continuity and Discontinuity in Contemporary Altai’. In Conversion After Socialism: Disruptions, Modernities and the Technologies of Faith. Ed. M. Pelkmans. Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 17-37.