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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.

Subjects: Applied Anthropology


Current Issue

Volume 24, Issue 3, Winter 2017


The GIPA Concept ‘Lost in Transition’: The Case of Expert Clients in Swaziland
Thandeka Dlamini-Simelane

Speaking Back, Striking Back: Calls for Local Agency and Good Fieldwork in Development Encounters
Eugenie Reidy

Development, Well-being and Perceptions of the ‘Expert’ in Ladakh, North-West India
Andrea Butcher

Activist Anthropology with the Haudenosaunee: Theoretical and Practical Insights from the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign
Brooke Hansen and Jack Rossenr

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Medical Design Anthropology, Improvisational Practices and Future Imaginings
Jonathan Ventura and Wendy Gunn


Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention, By Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler
Reviewed by Paolo Bocci

Haunting Images: A Cultural Account of Selective Reproduction in Vietnam, By Tine M. Gammeltoft
Reviewed by Katharine Dow

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