Author Archives: RobinOberg

About RobinOberg

M.Sc. Social Anthropology M.A. Applied Cultural Analysis

The gentleman is dead, long live the gentle person

I tried opening the door for a woman one day, and she pushed me and scolded me for being chauvinist. This felt very confusing for me. Most people don’t complain when I’m being kind, but some women do. Discourses and … Continue reading

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Categories; borders or prototypes?

When I look at the poppy seed flower outside the house my thoughts goes to why the poppy seed flower is categorised as a flower to begin with. The meaning behind a flower is there, and it has been infused … Continue reading

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Class issues are factors in violent behavior

Background A hundred years ago a sociologist became famous for showing that the individual act of taking one’s own life was influenced by surrounding social structures. His name was Emile Durkheim, and he was to became the forefather of the … Continue reading

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Looking at mottos

I’m sitting on the train, going with everything I own on my back. Outside the moving train, stations flash by, cities go by, people go on and off the train. Some people are in a hurry, some people just take … Continue reading

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Last days at Österlens Folkhögskola

In Cultural Theory-terminology, this Swedish folk high school is an enclave. An egalitarian cosmology where deviancy is the norm. A large lack of respect for societal rules, but alot of rules within the group itself. Continue reading

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