Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology: Anthropology of a Sustainable World
In this specialisation we are interested in the impact of globalisation on environment, culture and economy. Students can study different aspects of globalisation by choosing one of the two tracks within this specialisation:
- Environment and Development
- Global Economy and Culture
Both can be combined with the focus on Heritage Protection.
Environment and Development
This track covers the complex relations between people and nature. It does so in terms of present modes of resource use as well as in terms of future projections; ideas on how to bring about a better, sustainable world. The aim of Environment and Development is to equip you with knowledge and skills that will enable you to analyse the interactions between societies and both urban and rural environments and to engage in activities aimed at the formulation of various types of solutions for existing environment-and-development problems. Often these activities are implemented under the banner of development.
Global Economy and Culture
This track emphasises the multi-scalar connections between the economic and the political and between institutional and non-institutional policy-making. It also addresses the responses to such policies by social movements, or ordinary citizens, and the creation of alternative markets in which factors other than sole profitability are important.