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Social Anthropology and Contemporary Swedish Society

Undergraduate course. 7,5 credits. Social Anthropology. Autumn/Spring.

SASA23, Social Anthropology and Contemporary Swedish Society, 7.5 credits

PLEASE NOTE: This course will be given for the last time Autumn 2021

A course for exchange students only.

The course is an introduction to modern Swedish society from an anthropological perspective. It is based on issues of politics, social norms and social change in Sweden and on a number of ethnographical research studies. Anthropology is often based on an empirical understanding of people’s experiences and can therefore provide insights into the everyday life of people and organisations. The course enables students to investigate and analyse case studies of social and political changes in Swedish society, for example the views of political governance, work and education, focusing on the way they affect the people concerned. However, an anthropological analysis also ties these local practices to larger processes. The course will train the students to apply basic theoretical concepts and perspectives to empirical cases and to gain an understanding of how global political processes are manifested in local contexts. The students are also to reflect on their own practices and values in comparison with the ethnographical examples addressed in the cours

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