Cultural Anthropology and Global Society
Dr. Matthias Rieger
The field of study in Cultural Anthropology and Global Society examines the conditions and implications of the increasing complexity and interdependence of local, regional and global processes as well as questions of cultural comparison and the specific development logic, particularly concerning societies outside of Europe. In our teaching and research, we are concerned with many topics including:
- Conflict and violence
- Law, legal pluralism and human rights
- Nationalism and ethnicity
- Social and ethnic movements
- Religion, mission and social change
- Resources, as well as environmental protection and natural resources
The regional focus is Latin America.
Within the Faculty of Philosophy, this interdisciplinary field is linked with the training and research areas of "Transformation Studies", the MA in "Atlantic Studies in History, Culture and Society", the MA in "Religion in Cultural Context" and the research initiative "Relations of Difference – Dynamics of Conflict in a Global Perspective" .
This research area is a member of the Kompetenznetz Lateinamerika (Network of Excellence Latin America).