Examine the diverse ways human beings establish and live social lives. From Western urban cities to indigenous cultures in the Amazon, you will learn to understand how humans live and think by looking at all aspects of their experience.
St Andrews has particular strengths in the societies of:
- East and West Africa
- the Pacific
- South America
- the Caribbean
- Central Asia.
The Department of Social Anthropology champions innovative ethnographic and historical scholarship. It organises regular research seminars, conferences and workshops to consider established or emerging theoretical issues within the discipline.
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