Examples of Embeddedness

In order to make the link between the meta-theoretical foundations of an actor-orientation at the societal level to concrete examples of embeddedness in systems of social values and norms, you will now be asked to carry out an exercise.


  1. You have a compilation of four different examples in the form of written statements by peasants, a short anthropological article, two pictures and two maps with an accompanying short text.
  2. Carefully read and/or view the examples to the right-hand side (you can enlarge them by clicking on them) and allocate them to the four areas.
  3. As a final step, interpret the four "examples of embeddedness" based on the information provided in this unit.

If you are working in groups, divide the examples among the group members and discuss the results in the following.

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