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Anthropology in Action

Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

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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.

Subjects: Applied Anthropology


Current Issue

Volume 23, Issue 3, Winter 2016


Special Issue: Placing Wellbeing

Guest Editors: Emilia Ferraro and Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti

Introduction: Placing Wellbeing: Anthropological Perspectives on Wellbeing and Place
Emilia Ferraro and Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti


Home and Away: Place Appreciation and Purposeful Relocation in Later Life
Neil Thin

Place of Birth and Concepts of Wellbeing: An Analysis from Two Ethnographic Studies of Midwifery Units in England
Christine McCourt, Juliet Rayment, Susanna Rance and Jane Sandall

Teachings of Tara: Sacred Place and Human Wellbeing in the Shimla Hills
Jonathan Miles-Watson

The Angry Earth: Wellbeing, Place and Extractivism in the Amazon
Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti

Book Review

Disasters in Field Research: Preparing for and Coping with Unexpected Events, by Gillian H. Ice, Darna L. Dufour and Nancy J. Stevens.
Reviewed by Jeffrey A. Sluka

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