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Jacqueline Knörr has been invited as Visiting Professor by the Department of Social Sciences at the École normale supérieure (ENS-PSL) in Paris where she is collaborating with colleagues both in ...

⇒ Unfortunately, the event has to be postponed.

On Tuesday, 3 May 2022, Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne) will give a lecture entitled “Anthropology and Strategic Exoticisation.” The lecture ...

At irregular intervals we publish interviews with alumni of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. We find out where they are living and working now, what they are conducting research on ...

Ameyu Godesso Roro, Assistant Professor at Jimma University (Ethiopia), is Head of the new Max Planck Partner Group at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (MPI). In his project, entitled ...

Publications


Law and migration in a changing world
The Oxford handbook of law and anthropology
Normativity and diversity in family law: lessons from comparative law
The Taiji government and the rise of the warrior state: the formation of the Qing Imperial Constitution
Die Rechte indigener Völker im Menschenrechtssystem: Normen, Institutionen und gesellschaftliche Auswirkungen
Managing firms and families: work and values in a Russian city
After corporate paternalism. Material renovation and social change in times of ruination
Building on borrowed time: rising seas and failing infrastructure in Semarang
Moral economy at work: ethnographic investigations in Eurasia
Monks, money, and morality: the balancing act of contemporary Buddhism
Work, society and the ethical self: chimeras of freedom in the neoliberal era
Explorations in economic anthropology. Key issues and critical reflections

News from the Media Archive


Spot On | Hanna Nieber – Astronomy in Africa

Spot On | Hanna Nieber – Astronomy in Africa

Video
On the Establishment of a Scientific Discipline in Madagascar
Spot On | Mathias Krabbe – Loan Crisis in Poland

Spot On | Mathias Krabbe – Loan Crisis in Poland

Video
About Swiss Franc Mortgage Borrowers in Poland
Spot On | Shilla Lee – Rural societies in Japan

Spot On | Shilla Lee – Rural societies in Japan

Video
About rural revitalization movements in Tamba-Sasayama
Spot On | Stefan Millar – The Role of States in Refugee Camps

Spot On | Stefan Millar – The Role of States in Refugee Camps

Video
How states shape the political structure of refugee camps
Spot On | Julia Morris – Offshored Border Enforcement

Spot On | Julia Morris – Ausgelagerte Grenzüberwachung

Video
Wie westliche Regierungen die Grenzüberwachung auslagern
Book Chat – Monks, Money and Morality

Book Chat – Monks, Money and Morality

Video
In this video Jovan Maud talks with the editors of the book Monks, Money and Morality: Christoph Brumann, Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko and Beata Świtek.
Spot On | Christoph Brumann – UNESCO World Heritage

Spot On | Christoph Brumann – UNESCO World Heritage

Video
The idea of World Heritage and the power of nation states
Spot On | Hassan Hussein Kochore – Age Counting in Kenya

Spot On | Hassan Hussein Kochore – Age Counting in Kenya

Video
On different models of counting age in northern Kenya
Who lives on the streets?

Who lives on the streets?

Podcast
Luisa Schneider in a detektor.fm podcast on homelessness
Spot On – State Intervention in Ethiopia

Spot On – State Intervention in Ethiopia

Video
Yohannes Yitbarek Ejigu conducts research about the politics of “development” in Southern Ethiopia. In this video he looks at recent conflicts between the Hamar agro-pastoral communities and the district administration.
Spot On – Three Minutes of Anthropology with Pablo Ampuero Ruiz

Spot On – Three Minutes of Anthropology with Pablo Ampuero Ruiz

Video
In this video Pablo Ampuero Ruiz talks about his anthropological research among domestic migrant workers in Southern China.
Length: 3 minutes
Read On – The Best We Share

Read On – The Best We Share

Video
In the first episode of our new video series Read On, Christoph Brumann introduces his book, “The best we share: nation, culture and world-making in the UNESCO World Heritage Arena”.
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