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Ethnology is the science of how different individuals and social groups in the Swedish society portray their lives based on their specific economical and cultural circumstances. The ambition within Ethnology is not only to show what people are doing, but is above all about creating a better understanding of why people are doing what they are doing. Ethnology produces knowledge about existing social and cultural variations in today's society - but it does not stay in the present. The definition of Ethnology as a cultural science means that contemporary phenomena also are studied in relation to historical and social changing processes.

Courses in Ethnology at the Department of Cultural Sciences are only taught in Swedish. For more information about specific courses, please visit the Swedish version of this page.

Contact Information

Director of studies, Alexandra Fried

PO Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, room 3259

+46(0)31-786 1974

Page Manager: Felicia Bigot Klinteberg|Last update: 5/30/2016

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