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Research at the Department of Sociology
Three classical social science disciplines are included in one department encouraging a creative and interesting research environment that promotes interdisciplinary projects and collaborations.
  •     How do people create meaning, knowledge, order and cohesion in a society where large groups are unemployed and can not live up to societys expectations of short-term productivity?

  •     When economic, social, and political resources are distributed differently - how are the conflicts that arise managed?

  •     How does everyday life change when traditional standards, ways of learning and institutions are dissolved and replaced?

Researchers at the Department of Sociology in Lund try to answer questions like these daily.

Here sociologists, social anthropologists and researchers of education try to understand and explain how people organize themselves in a social, cultural and historical context.

The department's collective expertise includes environmental and developmental issues, learning processes, school and educational institutions, governance and control, criminology, social policy and the study of knowledge. Power relations and social cleavages, especially those based on ethnicity, gender, sexuality and social class are the focus of much of the department's research.

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Department of Sociology
Lund University
Visiting address: Sandgatan 11, House G, Lund
Postal address: Box 114 , SE-221 00 LUND, SWEDEN
Telephone: Student Office +46 46-222 88 44, Lund University Switchboard +46 46-222 00 00

Faculty of Social Sciences