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Recently Published

Bettina Beer, Hans Fischer und Julia Pauli (eds.), 2017:
Ethnologie. Einführung in die Erforschung kultureller Vielfalt.
(9. erweiterte und aktualisierte Auflage). Reimer Verlag, Berlin.

The University of Lucerne has established a new University Research Priority: Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Bettina Beer, Prof. Dr. Martina Caroni and Prof. Dr. Stephanie Klein changes to forms of the family will be at the centre of research from 1st of August 2016 onwards.

2015 The research project "International capital and local inequality: A longitudinal ethnography of the Wampar (Papua New Guinea) under the impact of two large projects (a copper-gold mine and a timber biomass energy plant)" starts, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), research team: Doris Bacalzo, Bettina Beer, Willem Church

January to March 2015: field excursion with Lucerne students to the Philippines

2014: The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) grants the research project: "Understanding Rights Practices in the World Heritage System: Lessons from the Asia Pacific" including a case study of the City of Vigan, Philippines, 2014-2016, project coordinator: Peter Bille Larsen, research team Philippines: Doris Bacalzo, Bettina Beer, Sara Dürr, Malot Ingel

Since 2014 co-editor of Sociologus. Journal for Social Anthropology. The journal is dedicated to empirical research on cultural diversity, social processes and their transformations and the contrasting forms of social relations. It has no fixed topical or regional focus, but concerns itself with the comparative interpretation and explanation of human behaviour.

February to July 2013: field research in Papua New Guinea on mining and social transformations among the Wampar in Morobe Province (Papua New Guinea), see new photos under 'Papua New Guinea 2013'

January and February 2012: field excursion with Lucerne students to the Philippines.

In November 2011, at a public ceremony in Bremen, the first honorary "Leibniz Chair" at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT, Bremen) was conferred on Prof. Dr. Bettina Beer. This award marks the beginning of close cooperation between ZMT and the Institute of Socio-cultural Anthropology at the University of Lucerne.

2011/12 Member of the ZiF research group "The Cultural Constitution of Causal Cognition. Re-Integrating Anthropology into the Cognitive Sciences", Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University.


Recently Published

Bettina Beer and Hans Fischer (eds.), 2013:
Ethnologie. Einführung und Überblick. (8. Auflage). Reimer Verlag, Berlin.

Gabriele Alex, Bettina Beer und Bernhard Hadolt (Hg.), 2012:
Wa(h)re Medizin. Zur Authentizität und Kommodifizierung von Gesundheit und Heilung, Special Issue: Curare 35, 3.

Bettina Beer and Hans Fischer (eds.), 2012:
Ethnologie. Einführung und Überblick.
(7. überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage). Reimer Verlag, Berlin.

Erdmute Alber, Bettina Beer, Julia Pauli und Michael Schnegg (eds.), 2010:
Verwandtschaft Heute. Positionen, Ergebnisse und Perspektiven.
Reimer Verlag, Berlin.

Bettina Beer, Sabine Klocke-Daffa und Christiana Lütkes (eds.), 2009:
Berufsorientierung für Kulturwissenschaftler: Erfahrungsberichte und Zukunftsperspektiven.
Reimer Kulturwissenschaften.

Bettina Beer und Hans Fischer, 2009:
Wissenschaftliche Arbeitstechniken in der Ethnologie.
Reimer Kulturwissenschaften. (Third edition)

Erdmute Alber, Bettina Beer, Julia Pauli
und Michael Schnegg (Hg.)
Verwandtschaft Heute.
Positionen, Ergebnisse und Perspektiven.
Reimer Verlag, Berlin.