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The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences covers a wide range of disciplines with differing methodologies, from highly quantitative analysis of ‘big data’ to ethnography and the analysis of the material culture and thought of past societies. The geographical range is equally broad, with specialist centres in Latin America, Africa and South Asia, as well as Development Studies and the specialists within each Department or Faculty.

Find out more about the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences at http://www.cshss.cam.ac.uk/.

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Recent Submissions

  • ELITES AND POLITICS: WHO GOVERNS US? Measuring and comparing species of capital in the Chilean political elite, 1990-2010 

    Garrido-Vergara, Luis Abelardo (2019-11-30)
    In this study, the Bourdieusian concepts of species of capital and habitus are applied to the field of elites. Although sociological research has examined the reproduction of Chile’s elites, there is little empirical ...
  • Sanal Bovaev, about mutton in rituals and divination 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-05-04)
    Sanal talks about the importance of mutton and cooked sheep’s head for rituals and says that sheep’s blade bone and intestines were used for divination:Since we are nomads, all our customs are connected with livestock ...
  • Rimma Badmaeva, about Kalmyk cuisine 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-04-22)
    Rimma talks about Kalmyk cuisine: The Kalmyks love lamb most of all. Lamb can be used to make various dishes, including dumplings, tyunteg, soup, and khuursn makhn (fried lamb with pasta). Intestines are used to make ...
  • Dordzhi Barkhaev, about how to cook and divide mutton 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-05-04)
    Dordzhi says the following: After slaughtering a sheep, its guts are cleaned and cooked. The cooked stomach is given to women and girls. Women also eat the heart. Men eat nuglur (liver wrapped in internal fat) and boys ...

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