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Anthropology in Action

Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

Aims & Scope

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Published in association with the Association of Social Anthropologists’ (ASA) Apply Network

Anthropology in Action (AIA) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles, commentaries, research reports, and book reviews in applied anthropology. Contributions reflect the use of anthropological training in policy- or practice-oriented work and foster the broader application of these approaches to practical problems. The journal provides a forum for debate and analysis for anthropologists working both inside and outside academia and aims to promote communication amongst practitioners, academics and students of anthropology in order to advance the cross-fertilisation of expertise and ideas.

Recent themes and articles have included the anthropology of welfare, transferring anthropological skills to applied health research, design considerations in old-age living, museum-based anthropology education, cultural identities and British citizenship, feminism and anthropology, and international student and youth mobility.

Berghahn is delighted to announce that Anthropology in Action will be published as an open access journal as of 2018. Thanks to the generous support from a global network of libraries as part of the Knowledge Unlatched Select initiative, there are no submission or article processing charges (APCs) for authors of articles published under this arrangement, resulting in no direct charges to authors. 

Subjects: Applied Anthropology


Current Issue

Volume 25, Issue 1, Spring 2018


The Development of Ethnographic Drama to Support Healthcare Professionals
Lisen Dellenborg and Margret Lepp

Silence and Visual Representations of Anti-Violence Campaigns in Cosmopolitan Brisbane
Victor Igreja

The Value of Anthropology in Child Health Policy
Julie Spray

Review Essay

The President’s Mother, the Anthropologist and the Anthropologist’s Son: Anthropological Issues and US President Obama
The Manufacturing of a President: The CIA’s Insertion of Barack H. Obama, Jr. into the White House by Wayne Madsen

David Lempert


Applied Visual Anthropology: Reflections from the RAI Film Festival 2017
Reviewed by Erminia Colucci

Youth in Postwar Guatemala: Education and Civic Identity in Transition, by Michelle J. Bellino
Reviewed by Fawzia Haeri Mazanderani and Marta Paluch

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