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Social and Political Anthropology

After getting to know in detail the notions, concepts and theories that have been formed throughout the history of social and political anthropology, concrete methods of their application in today's time and place will be presented.

The focus of the seminar is on the inter-cultural reading of local manners, notions and ideologies, authority, anomic phenomena, conflicts, cultural rituals, community myths etc. Emphasis will be given to the genesis of psychologically typical individuals, in view of their socialisation circumstances, cultural contexts, economic and political formations. Within this context one of the highlighted elements will be the genesis of ''social phobias'', in particular xenophobia; additional emphasis will be placed on the various aspects of subjectivisation. The goals of this seminar are to provide students with alternative and/or inter-cultural interpretation(s) of cultural, social, political and also personal differences, enabling thus a more complex and thorough understanding of social and political anthropology and a more tolerant insight into the differences and diversities of human affairs.


Ms. Anita Žagar
Ofice for Postgraduate study

Dr. Karmen Šterk
Study field coordinator

Quick facts

Type: third level Doctoral study programme 
Duration: 4 years
ECTS: 240
Language: English
Professional title: Doctor of Philosophy / doktor znanosti
General requirements for enrolment: 300 ECTS
Tuition fee: 10.600 € for programme


Foreign citizens who have completed study programme abroad may enrol in doctoral study programme if they complete the offical Slovenian procedure of recognition of foreign undergraduate education.

General competences

The main purpose of the programmes is to provide doctoral students with fundamental knowledge from their research disciplines in different fields of the humanities and social sciences, while developing the competences required for independent research and the application of knowledge at an internationally comparable level.


Chair of Cultural Studies

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