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Selected Publications

Transfers of Belonging Reconnecting State and Kinship

March 2018

Transfers of Belonging

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November 2017

Reconnecting State and Kinship

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Anthropological Perspectives on Care Soziale Elternschaft im Wandel

September 2015

Anthropological Perspectives on Care

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2014

Soziale Elternschaft im Wandel

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The Anthropology of Sibling Relation

Child Fostering

2013

The Anthropology of Sibling Relations

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2013

Child Fostering in West Africa

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Verwandtschaft heute

Generations in Africa

2010

Verwandtschaft heute

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2008

Generations in Africa. Connections and conflicts.

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Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber

Chair of Social Anthropology


Contact Data

Email: erdmute.alber@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone: 0921/55-4121
Fax: 0921 55 4118
Bureau: GW II, Room 0.01
Consultation hour: Tuesday, 1-2 pm


Research Areas

Erdmute Alber analyses processes of social change with a special view on the entanglements and mutual constitutions of politics and kinship. She is mainly working in West Africa. She stands for a relational perspective on concepts such as "family", "state", "education" or "work".

Current research topics include intergenerational relations, aging, constructions of kinship and the emergence of new middle classes. The work is based on longstanding fieldwork in the republic of Benin and in Peru. This is complemented by the supervision and guiding of field research in Togo, Ghana, and Kenya.

Current Research Projects

Kinship and Politics: Rethinking a Conceptual Split and its Epistemic Implications in the Social Sciences

Inner family resource flows (Erdmute Alber and Tabea Häberlein)

Middle Classes on the Rise (Erdmute Alber, Dieter Neubert, Lena Kroeker, Florian Stoll)

 

Academic Career

Research Projects

Currently Supervised Dissertations

Teaching

Current Posts and Functions

Recent Publications (since 2013)

Full Bibliography of Publications (February 2018)

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