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Laboratory of Anthropology of Contemporary Worlds (LAMC)

Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences | Institute of Sociology

(Code: ULB644)


Person in charge of the unit : PETIT Pierre.

The LAMC gathers together researchers who share methodological and theoretical angles however applied to diverse research themes and areas.Three main
orientations underline our common scientific endeavour:1) A interpretive anthropology that looks at human experiences and competences ' hence rooted into an
approach to culture that takes into account the reflexivity of the subject as well as anthropologist's reflexivity in the production of her knowledge.2) An
anthropology of multiculturalism, which considers any anthropological object through the lens of history and of its global and local dimensions, whether it
is ''far'' in space or ''at home''. Today, social worlds are shaped by multiple flows (made of individuals, goods, techniques, ideas) involving complex and
endless processes of reconstruction by agents and collectives themselves;3) A comparative anthropology which, through the fine-grained description of
specific cultural processes in different regions of the world, aims at a better understanding of what means to be ''human''.

Campus : Campus du Solbosch
Location : Campus du Solbosch, Institut de Sociologie, Bâtiment S, 12ème étage, bureau 224
Address : CP124 Bruxelles
Phone number : +32-2-650.37.98
Fax : +32-2-650.43.37
E-mail : lamc@ulb.ac.be
Web site : http://lamc.ulb.ac.be/


Domains of the unit :


 • Culture, Heritage and Society

 • Social Challenges and Sustainable Development