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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 anthropology 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 nowadays shifted towards an inquiry of globalisation and related migratory processes. These developments led to a new emphasis on cultural differences and interconnections within the West as well as its relation to other regions in the world. Contemporary social anthropology 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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[2017/11/06] The 12th Eric Wolf Lecture: Are We the Cruel Species? Violence, Language, and Cultural Differences

 

ISA-Einladung

Marcel Hénaff (University of California-San Diego, USA): "Are We the Cruel Species? Violence, Language, and Cultural Differences"

Monday, 6. November 2017, 18.00

Paul J.Schebesta mit Briefen aus dem Urwald

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Wilhelm DUPRÉ
Paul J.Schebesta mit Briefen aus dem Urwald.Reihe: Denkschriften der philosophisch-historischen Klasse, Band: 496  Reihe: Veröffentlichungen zur Sozialanthropologie, Band: 23

(ISBN: 978-3-7001-7873-6)

Small Countries: Structures and Sensibilities

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Ulf HANNERZ, Andre GINGRICH (eds.)
Small Countries: Structures and Sensibilities.
(University of Pennsylvania Press)
(ISBN: 978-081-224-893-7, 978-081-229-379-1)

Interaction in the Himalayas and Central Asia

Interaction in the Himalayas and Central Asia

Eva ALLINGER, Frantz GRENET, Christian JAHODA, Maria-Katharina LANG, Anne VERGATI (eds)
Interaction in the Himalayas and Central Asia: Processes of Transfer, Translation and Transformation in Art, Archaeology, Religion and Polity. Reihe: Denkschriften der philosophisch-historischen Klasse, Band: 495, Reihe: Veröffentlichungen zur Sozialanthropologie, Band: 22

(ISBN: 978-3-7001-8073-9)

ÖAW Workingpaper, Band 30
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Band 30
Lena Springer
Safeguarding Chinese Materia Medica: One Family as a Case of Transmitting Trans-Regional Pharma-Craft, and Scholarly Science in Contemporary China

Project Presentation
Buddhism, Economy and Gender among the Tai Lue of Sipsong Panna (P.R. China)

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Project leader: Roger Casas
Duration: 15.02.2017-
Financing:
core-funding