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Collection Development Policies

Information for faculty and students regarding the collection development policies of the Graduate Institute Library

Anthropology and Sociology

Throughout its history, the Library has actively collected material on anthropology and sociology, holding today important collections on the regions and individual countries of Africa, as well as on specific ethnic groups.

Areas of emphasis or specialisation in sociology and anthropology are oriented to the context of globalisation and transnationalism with a focus on Global South.

Main subjects

  • Violence
  • Migration
  • Minorities
  • Ethno-racial groups
  • Cities
  • Peasants and peasant movements
  • Social Movements
  • Conflicts

The Library also holds a highly developed collection on gender issues.