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The Analysis of Life-Modes is an anthropological theory which, from a critical stance and a break with core paradigms of traditional social and sultural sciences, has developed a very advanced theoretical body for the analysis of complex European societies. Its success is in fact the result of a series of methodological principles structured in three simple ideas: the first, that the methodological basis of a theory, apart from being arrived at by deductions, must be exhaustive; the second, that it must be free of contradictions; and finally, that it must be as simple as possible. Thus, the Analysis of Life-Modes has created a complex of concepts which is able to achieve an absolutely new understanding of culture, and which forces us to rethink key concepts for social and cultural sciences, such as those of subject, state, or the very relationships between political entities such as the EU states and their regions on the one hand, and the European citizens on the other.

In view of this, the aim of the web page is to foster the debate about the Analysis of Life-Modes, so that its fundamental theoretical concepts will be shown, as well as a whole series of empirical studies which have already been carried out in an interdisciplinary and international context in close dialogue with this theory.

A systematic access will have the following structure:

1. Epistemological Grounds.
2. State, society, EU.
3. Social formations, modes of production (capitalist mode of production, simple commodity production, public production, etc.)
4. Culture and ideology.
5. Life-modes and cultural patterns.

Furthermore, the web page will include topic-based links on areas such as European anthropology, the welfare state, religion, cultural legacy, economic anthropology, health, and migration.

The web page is set up in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, with a first version to be published in English and subsequently in German and Spanish.




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