Much of the theoretical debate within the department is concerned with suitable theoretical concepts and tools needed to link large-scale social structures and processes to the level of human actors and their interpretations and perspectives of the world. This emphasis on macro-anthropology has also opened up for the study of professions, organisations and networks that span national borders, as well as the flow of meanings and cultural forms through the media. This requires innovative methodological thinking in relation to the fieldwork tradition mentioned in the above.

Tamale, Northern Ghana. Photo: Ulrik Jennische