Welcome to the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Social and cultural anthropology adopts a comparative perspective to focus on the variety of forms that human coexistence takes in various places and at various times. In the past the field's attention was primarily given to small-scale societies outside of the industrial world. Nowadays, the focus of research is frequently on the processes related to colonialism, globalisation and the worldwide flows of migration seen in the present day, for example the redefinition of identities and cultural distinctions. The classical themes of local cultural interactions, organisational forms and world views are simultaneously developed, and intensive field research remains the field's defining characteristic in connection with the "participant observation" method.
Beyond scientific research, the practical application of cultural and social anthropological expertise is useful and sought after in many fields, including refugee work and integration, development cooperation, international missions, cultural mediation, exhibition and media work, tourism, and health care systems.

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Australien – Ozeanien – Neuseeland

Neue Fischer Weltgeschichte Band 15

Hermann Mückler

Calls
 

doctoral fellowship programme of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences (ViDSS)

Deadline: 12.07.2020

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Das Blended Learning Team sucht Verstärkung für das Wintersemester 2020/21

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Wie lebt man am rechten Rand? Viele stellen sich strategische Zweckgemeinschaften vor, die von Hass, Geifer, Antisemitismus und Fremdenhass zusammengehalten werden. Agnieszka Pasieka war im Feld und kommt zu ganz anderen, jedoch ebenso beunruhigenden...

Events
 

Von der Idee zur Umsetzung – Projektmanagement – Bring Your Idea!

13.11.2020

Anmeldung bis: 07.11.2020


 Tips from our partners

07.07.2020
 
18.06.2020
 

ein aktueller Überblick zu den Mobilitätsprogrammen der Universität Wien

18.06.2020
 

Auf Video und Power Point mit Audio werden Infos rund um die Mobilitätsprogramme für Studierende vorgestellt.

International Office, Uni Wien


 Job Opportunities

29.06.2020
 

Philipps Universität Marburg, Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften und Philosophie

Deadline 10.7.2020

25.06.2020
 

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University

Deadline: 01.09.2020

22.06.2020
 

Europe's Un/Deserving: Moralizations of Inequality in Comparative Perspective

(Subproject Hungary)

Deadline: 31.07.2020


 Calls

17.06.2020
 

doctoral fellowship programme of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences (ViDSS)

Deadline: 12.07.2020

07.05.2020
 

International Conference

29.03.-01.04.2021

Universität Wien

Deadline: 17.07.2020

02.03.2020
 

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