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People’s embeddedness in social relations and cultural frameworks lie at the heart of social anthropology. Whereas in the past, social anthropolgy set out to study supposedly simple social organisations in small-scale societies that were thought to exist outside and independently of the industrialized West, the focus nowaday shifted towards an inquiry of globalisation and related migratory processes. These developments led to a new emphasis on culural differences and interconnections wihin the West as well as its relation to other regions in the world. Contemporary social anthropolgy is dedicated to a critical appraisal of such processes and to the development of solution-oriented approaches. Consequently, Europe provides a field of activity for social anthropology. Comparative case studies, philological-historical analysis and empirical data collections constitute indispensable methods necessary for conducting successful and valuable research in social anthropology. Moreover, multi-disciplinary research activities and international cooperation are essential to the accomplishment of our research objectives.

 
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[2016/05/20] ROR-n Lecture: Years of Flight, Displacement and Resettlement: Case Study From Afghanistan

 

ISA-Einladung

Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek (University of Vienna): "Years of Flight, Displacement and Resettlement: Case Study From Afghanistan"

Friday, 20. May 2016, 4pm

 
[2016/06/23] ISA International Guest Lecture: Global Transformation in the Age of Global Modernity

 

ISA-Einladung

Volker Schmidt (National University of Singapore): "Global Transformation in the Age of Modernity"

Thursday, 23. June 2016, 16h

 
The Illuminating Mirror

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CZAJA, Olaf; HAZOD, Guntram
Tibetan Studies in Honour of Per K. Sørensen on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday.
(Reichert Verlag)
(ISBN: 978-3-9549-0137-1)

འཁོར་ཆགས། | Khorchag | 廓迦

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TSERING GYALPO; JAHODA, Christian; KALANTARI, Christiane; SUTHERLAND, Patrick
With contributions by Eva ALLINGER, Hubert FEIGLSTORFER and Kurt TROPPER
འཁོར་ཆགས། Khorchag 廓迦寺文史大观 [Kuojia Monastery: An Overview of Its History and Culture].

(ISBN: 978-3-7001-7668-8)

Socio-economic Organisation in a Border Area of Tibetan Culture

Socio-economic Organisation in a Border Area of Tibetan Culture

JAHODA, Christian
Socio-economic Organisation in a Border Area of Tibetan Culture: Tabo, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India. Veröffentlichungen zur Sozialanthropologie, Band 21

(ISBN: 978-3-7001-7816-3)

ÖAW Workingpaper, Band 29
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Band 29
Angela Schottenhammer
China's Gate to the South: Iranian and Arab Merchant Networks in Guangzhou During the Tang-Song Transition (c.750–1050), PART II: 900–c.1050

Project Presentation
Intangible Heritage of Seasonal Navigation and Time Telling in the Arab Gulf

Subproject-leaders: Abdullah Baabood, Andre Gingrich, Ali lshawi, Roxani Margariti, Daniel Varisco
Partner Institutions: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Qatar University, Emory University
Duration:
01.01.2016-31.12.2016
Financing:
Quatar National Research Fund (QNRF)