The team aims at questions of social and cultural inclusion/exclusion of ethnically defined minorities and in this context also at the topic of migration. Given questions are researched first of all in the perspective of social experience of the people involved, their strategies, interests and relationships to other people or institutions. It also focuses on analysis of culturally defined and socially reproduced conditions of inclusion – and deals with, among other things, how these conditions are determined by influence of political, legal, economic or expert environment. In this context it focuses on the processes of ethnization of social participants' identities and self-identification of social participants with ethno-cultural characteristics, including impulses and consequences of such self-identifications or categorizations. It examines how the processes of identity ethnization place the participants into a mutual relationship of majority and minority, how the major and minor status of ethnized identities are culturally and socially reproduced and what consequences these set relationships have for the character and size of social cohesion.