Collection Profile Folklore Studies

The collection assignment for the SSG 7,13 "General and Comparative Folklore Studies" includes publications of general, theoretical or methodological content.

Special emphasis is placed on German Folklore Studies (in particular empirical and historical works). Publications of European Ethnology are also purchased within the scope of the SSG.


Other Special Subject Collections include:

The collection assignment for the SSG 10 "General and Comparative Social Anthropology" includes publications of general, theoretical or methodological content.

This special subject collection includes:

  • Theory and methodology of Ethnology and Social / Cultural Anthropology
  • Studies on comparison of cultures
  • Subject history
  • Works on the profession and subject didactics
  • Publications of anthropological museums and anthropological museum-specific discussion
  • Applied Anthropology (Action Anthropology, Development and Organizational Anthropology)
  • Visual Anthropology

As well, publications of the following subdiscplines are included:

  • Social Anthropology
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Political Anthropology
  • Anthropology of law
  • Anthropology of religion
  • Ethnopsychology resp. Congitive Anthropology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Anthropology of Art
  • Anthropology of Theatre and Dance
  • Linguistic Anthropology

Additionally, the collection purchases publications to the following:

  • Ethnosociology
  • Sinti and Roma (culture, society, way of life)
  • Colonialism

Publications referring to regions are collected by the respective regional SSG (special subject collection). However, the Humboldt-University Library of Berlin also acquires those regional studies of general interest or fundamental significance in the scope of SSG 10 (Special Subject Collection Social Anthropology).


Other Special Subject Collections cover: