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Klaus Schriewer

"Catedrático" for Social Anthropology, University of Murcia

Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Murcia (2011-2014, 2019-2022)

Director of the Centre for European Studies, University of Murcia (CEEUM 2013-2018)

The main research areas of Klaus Schriewer are: the relation nature-human beings, focussing on the cultural dimension of forest and landscape; the relation between state and culture (including the European Union); Economic Anthropology and cultures on labour (applying the theory of modes of production and life-modes), funeral culture and the Analysis of Consciousness that builds on modern narratology.

The Jean Monnet Chair (2011-2014) at the University of Murcia, focussed on the cultural dimension of European Integration and the difficulties in this process. As a prolongation, he coordinates a Jean Monnet Module about "Cultures of Security", linked to the CEEUM. >>> more



  • The EU approves a Jean Monnet Chair. The project titled "Cultural Aspects of european Integration" will be carried out between 2019 and 2022.
  • Publication: "Dialecticas de la alteridad. Antropología y marxismo a comienzos del siglo XXI", with Salvador Cayuela and Damián Martínez.
  • In December 2018 a group of anthropologist published the Report
    "Present and Future of Spanish Social and Cultural Anthropology" reflecting about the impact of UNESCO nomenclature for fields of science and technology on the discipline . >>> more
  • Publication of the article "Why do Chinese migrants tend to be self-employed?" with Ma Jie.>>> more
  • On the occasion of the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, we have published the book "Dialecticas de la alteridad. Antropología y marxismo a comienzos del siglo XXI." (Editorial Bellaterra, 2018), asking for the relevance of marxist thinking for current anthropological research.
  • Editor of the last number of Revista Murciana de Antropología "Avances de Antropología Económica" (2017) >>> more
  • In the frame of the seminar "Antropología de las sociedades europeas" my students are doing research about the cemetery Nuestro Padre Jesus (Murcia) and publish every year a guide. The edition 2016 deals with "Artists and Poets", the edition 2017 is titled "Elites of the  19. century" and the edition of 2018 is dedicated to "Murcian women in the memory". >>> más
  • Publication: Anders Boserup: "Guerra, Estado y Paz. Una continuación del pensamiento de Clausewitz. Translated by Klaus Schriewer and Ángel Gurao Navarro. Pensamiento 72 (2016), nº 272, pp 655-673.
  • Natur und Bewusstsein. Ein Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte des Waldes in Deutschland. Münster: Waxmann, 2015 >>>more
  • Publication: Klaus Schriewer, Pedro Martínez Cavero:
    Reflexiones antropológicas sobre la historia y la actualidad del cementerio en Europa.
    In: Revista murciana de Antropología, Nr. 19, pp. 9-26. >>> more
  • Publication: Klaus Schriewer, Salvador Cayuela (eds.): Anthropological Perspectives. Tools for the Analysis of European Societies / Perspectivas Anthropológicas. Herramientas para el Análisis de las Sociedades Europeas. Murcia, Münster: Editum, Waxmann, 2014. >>> more


  • Publication: Die strukturelle Lebensformanalyse. Neuauflage 2014 >>> more
  • Publication: Klaus Schriewer, Salvador Cayuela Sánchez: Europa a un paso. Material didáctico. Murcia: Isabor 2013. >>> more

  • Publication: Thomas Højrup, Klaus Schriewer (ed): European Fisheries at a Tipping-Point/La Pesca Europea ante un Cambio Irreversible. Murcia: Editum, 2012. Second edition: Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum, 2014.

  • Publication: Klaus Schriewer: Ecologismo y Naturaleza. Percepción y Concepto de Naturaleza en el Movimiento de Protección Ambiental en Alemania: Murcia: Isabor, 2012.
  • international PhD-program with the Universities of Basel, Graz, Edinburgh, Munich, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen and Murcia – meeting in Murcia, March 2013 - >>> more


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