Robin Oberg

Department: Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy

Project Summary

How is luck constructed in the everyday life of Britons? Aspects of research might include:

  • Probabilities / Gambling
  • Superstitions / Folklore
  • Psychological coping / displacement of accountability
  • Existential quandaries concerning meaning and life
  • Various forms of moral luck

Supervisory Team

Main supervisor: Mike Michael ( http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/staff/michael )
Secondary supervisor: Katharine Tyler ( http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/staff/tyler/ )

Wider Research Interests

Phenomenological Anthropology is a favourite, Symbolic Anthropology as well.

Why do people do what they do?