About us

Over ons

Standplaats Wereld is the weblog of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, VU Amsterdam. The authors write in their personal capacity. Standplaats Wereld is a platform for informative, stimulating, en surprising reflections with an anthropological touch.

“The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences”

– Ruth Benedict

Anthropologists are interested in people living in a contemporary global society. They try to understand this from the viewpoint of the people themselves, but also from the comparative perspective that is part of the anthropological lens.

Anthropological curiosity is nowadays focused on how people in the Global South and North are dealing with modernization and globalization. Anthropologists combine the unique with the universal, the viewpoint of the individual human being with a global perspective. This weblog is an invitation to enter the anthropological home base: Standplaats Wereld.

Zelf schrijven?

Blog articles on Standplaats Wereld are welcome. Please send your contribution to: standplaatswereld@gmail.com.

The editorial team of Standplaats Wereld consists of:

  • Marina de Regt (lecturer)
  • Peter Versteeg (lecturer)
  • Jochem Kootstra (alumnus master Social and Cultural Anthropology)
  • Caroline van Slobbe (PhD candidate)
  • Jordi Bok (alumnus master Social and Cultural Anthropology)
  • Yatou Sallah (bachelor student Culturele Antropologie)
  • Pia K. R. Beiermann (bachelor student Cultural Anthropology)

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