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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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  • An Economy of (Dis)Affections: Women-Headed Households, Cash Transfers and Matrilineal Relations in Kenya South Coast 

    MUINDE, JACINTA VICTORIA SYOMBUA
    Title of Thesis: An Economy of (Dis)Affections: Women-Headed Households, Cash Transfers and Matrilineal Relations in Kenya South Coast Summary This thesis explores how woman household heads in Msambweni of Kenya South ...
  • Dzhidzha Araeva, Autobiography 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-07-19)
    Dzhidzha recounts her story of how her family was exiled to Siberia. She recalls that the carriage they were put in was full. At one of the stations Dzhidzha and her 17 year-old sister saw a room full of frozen corpses. ...
  • Danara Ungarlinova, About Myself and My Family 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-03-31)
    Danara talks about herself and her family. I grew up in a close-knit family. My mother gave birth to 12 children, only 4 survived. I was born in 1934, and my siblings were born in Siberia. In Kalmykia my father worked at ...
  • Chimdya Anyasheva, About Myself 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-04-01)
    Chimdya talks about how she was named, the exile of the Kalmyks to Siberia in 1943, her father, her native village and the neighboring villages, and about camels.

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