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Vibeke Steffen

Vibeke Steffen


Research group: Health and life conditions.

Research Fields
My work lies within the field of medical anthropology. I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Denmark on issues of health, illness and therapy focusing on communication between cancer patients and professionals, alcoholism treatment and problems of addiction, clairvoyance and psychology.

Academic contributions
My present research interests concern the relationship between magic and rationality in the modern world. In a recent project, I focus on the capacity to receive occult messages by comparing contemporary clairvoyants with 19th century seers, their societal role as media of public anxieties, and the ways in which their messages are communicated to the public.

Udvalgte publikationer

  1. Udgivet

    Between Magic and Rationality: On the Limits of Reason in the Modern World.

    Steffen, V. (red.), Jöhncke, S. (red.) & Raahauge, K. M. (red.) 1 maj 2015 Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum. 380 s. (Critical Anthropology, Vol. 4).

    Publikation: Forskning - fagfællebedømtBog

  2. Udgivet

    Sygdom, normalitet og egenomsorg: Diabetiske fodsår og valgfrihedens logik

    Steffen, V. & Andersen, S. L. 1 dec. 2013 I : Tidsskrift for forskning i sygdom og samfund. 2013, 19, s. 121-140 20 s.

    Publikation: Forskning - fagfællebedømtTidsskriftartikel

  3. Udgivet

    Crisis as deferred closure: clairvoyant counselling in contemporary Danish society

    Steffen, V. 2013 I : Anthropology & Medicine. 20, 2, s. 190-202 13 s.

    Publikation: Forskning - fagfællebedømtTidsskriftartikel

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