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Digitalisation, Media and Visuality

Digitalisation, Media and Visuality

The department is at the forefront of digital anthropology, covering the materiality and sociality of digital media in different cultural contexts, along with innovative research on media and visuality.

Environment

Environment

Research at the department aims to contribute to the understanding of the interaction between society and the environment and examines the consequences of human actions.

Infrastructural Matters

Infrastructural Matters

Here at the department research looks at infrastructures not only as finished objects but also dynamic and changeable ‘matter’ in constant need of maintenance and vulnerable to other active matters.

Literary Anthropology

Literary Anthropology

This is the study of the role of literature in society focusing on literary texts as ethnographic source material. Literary work that circulates from national to global contexts is conceptualized as ‘world literature’.

Mobility and Migration

Mobility and Migration

Much of this research is characterized by influential methodological and conceptual developments focusing on diverse approaches such as autoethnography and migration brokerage and infrastructure.

More than Human Anthropology

More than Human Anthropology

We suggest a radical remake of political ecology which brings in nature in a new way and at the same time makes the category of the political more inclusive.

Organising Governance

Organising Governance

With increasing globalization and cultural complexity, governance takes novel forms. Studying how attempts to govern are organized informs us about how contemporary power is being reconfigured and challenged.

Social Movements, Activism and Political Violence

Social Movements, Activism and Political Violence

Through ethnography we depict the everyday lives of people and the cultural variations in relation to states, hegemonic market economy, and political conflicts. There are also studies of extreme forms of conflicts and violence.

Contact us

Visiting address:
Department of Social Anthropology
Universitetsvägen 10 B
Frescati, Stockholm
Södra huset entrance B, 6th floor

Mail address:
Department of Social Anthropology
Universitetsvägen 10 B
106 91 Stockholm

Billing address:
Department of Social Anthropology
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden

Telephone:
Switch board +46 (8) 16 20 00

E-mail:
Contact each staff member directly (first name.last name@socant.su.se). If you do not know who to contact, send an e-mail to socant@socant.su.se

More contact information

Office hours:
Doors and elevators are open 7.30-17.00.

Publications by researchers in the department

Books
Tecknad

Global foresight: Anticipatory governance and the making of geo-cultural scenarios

Mediaproduktion, IT-avdelningen

Stockholm University’s profile area “Transnationalism & migration”

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