Social and cultural anthropology

Social and cultural anthropology studies the diverse forms of cultural expression and ways of living from the viewpoint of the actors involved, and from comparative and historical perspectives. The corresponding processes are considered in the context of regional and global developments. One research focus is on the world outside Europe, on international comparisons and transnational connections. Here, the interactions of global transformations with local processes of the present day are of particular relevance. For the multiple theoretical and methodological approaches of social and cultural anthropology, insights from the ‘global South’ and areas that are often described as the ‘Euro-American periphery’ play an important role.