Anthropology is the comparative study of the manifold ways in which people make sense of the world around them and their behaviour. A few common questions posed by anthropology are: how are societies different and how are they the same? How can we explain people’s ideas about themselves and others? How can we explain people’s worldviews and actions? By taking the time to study peoples’ lives in detail and by participating in their lives as much as possible, anthropologists explore what makes us uniquely human. In doing so, they aim to increase our understanding of ourselves and of each other. In today’s global world - the world of migrating people, objects, money and ideologies - this knowledge is essential to the fostering of coexistence.
Anthropologists work as academics and researchers, journalists, social workers, race relations workers, intercultural trainers, international organization administrators, charity officers, museum education officers etc.