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Combines expertise in the central traditional fields of social anthropology with active explorations of new areas of study

The Department of Social Anthropology at Cambridge is a major centre for anthropological research. It combines expertise in the central traditional fields of social anthropology with active explorations of new areas of study. Most of the main anthropological fields of kinship, religion and ritual, economics, law and politics are studied.

Particular current interests in the department include gender relations, comparative sociology, modes of communication, medical anthropology, demographic anthropology, urban studies, philosophy and anthropology, historical anthropology, symbolic systems, economic and development anthropology, ethnicity, history of anthropology, art and aesthetics.

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  • Maria Dordzhieva, About Zul and Tsagan Sar 

    Kovaeva, Bair; Churyumov, Anton (2015-09-26)
    Maria says that this year is the year of the Sheep and the coming year is that of the Monkey. She congratulates everyone on their birthdays and utters a well-wish.
  • Lidia Beltrikova, Zul 

    Seleeva, Tsagan (2015-06-22)
    Lidia says that in the past people prepared birthday candles. Also, they made an extra candle with 9 grass stems, cooked tea and made offerings to gods. After 3 days, men celebrated their birthdays. Within 3 days following ...
  • Larisa Shoglyaeva, About Zul 

    Churyumov, Anton; Okonova, Altana; Babaev, Andrei (2017-02-03)
    Zul is a holiday dedicated to the lama Tsongkapa. It is celebrated on the 25th day of the month of the Mouse.
  • Ksenia Konchieva, Zul and Tsagan Sar 

    Churyumova, Elvira; Seleeva, Tsagan (2015-05-29)
    Zul is a birthday. On this day, people light candles for themselves at night. Besides this, one special candle with 9 grass stems stuck on it should be dedicated to the goddess Okn Tengri. During Tsagan Sar people are ...

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