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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 2, Summer 2018


Christine McCourt


Community–University Health Research Partnerships: Challenges and Concrete, Plain Language Strategies for Community Engagement in Research
Janet Page-Reeves and Lidia Regino

Too Little, Too Late? The Challenges of ProvidingSexual and Reproductive Healthcare to Men on College Campuses
Lilian Milanés and Joanna Mishtal

Sprinkles and Spacing: Mothers’ Reactions to Nutrition Programmes in Guatemala’s Dry Corridor
Bronwen Gillespie

‘Is Anthropology Legal?’: Anthropology and the EU General Data Protection Regulationr
Cassandra Yuill


How Development Projects Persist: Everyday Negotiations with Guatemalan NGOs, by Erin Beck
Reviewed by Bronwen Gillespie

The Comfort of People, by Daniel Miller
Reviewed by Denise Turner

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