Institute for European Ethnology and Cultural Analysis

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European Ethnology is an empirical branch of the humanities concerned with examining and analysing the historical and contemporary cultural phenomena of European societies in global contexts. The key concept Culture represents a system of social behaviour and order that is, however, not rigidly defined, but should be understood as a form of social and symbolic practice, a framework for the continual process in which people develop the rules required for the organisation of their daily and communal life. more