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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


Forthcoming Issue

Volume 26, Issue 1, Spring 2019

Special Issue: Anthropology in Global Health

Introduction: Creating a Space for Critical Incongruity
Rodney Reynolds and Isabelle Lange


‘I’m Not that Kind of Doctor’: On Being In-Between in a Global Health Intervention
Erica Nelson

Envisioning, Evaluating and Co-Enacting Performance in Global Health Interventions: Ethnographic Insights from Senegal
Diane Duclos, Sylvain L. Faye, Tidiane Ndoye and Loveday Penn-Kekana

Putting Anthropology into Global Health: A Century of Anti–Human-African-Trypanosomiasis Campaigns in Angola
Jorge Varanda and Théophile Josenando

Global Health Research, Anthropology and Realist Enquiry: Methodological Musings
Sara Van Belle

Medical Ethnography over Time: Reflections on Major Changes in a Nigerian Community’s Health, 1970–2017
Murray Last

Book Review

Susan Helen Ellison, Domesticating Democracy: The Politics of Conflict Resolution in Bolivia
Murray Last

List of Books for Review

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