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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 1, Spring 2017


Special Issue: Sensations, Symptoms and Healthcare Seeking

Guest Editors: Rikke Sand Andersen and Mette Bech Risшr

Introduction: Sensations, Symptoms and Healthcare Seeking
Rikke Sand Andersen, Mark Nichter and Mette Bech Risшr


‘The Good Citizen’: Balancing Moral Possibilities in Everyday Life between Sensation, Symptom and Healthcare Seeking
Sara Marie Hebsgaard Offersen, Peter Vedsted and Rikke Sand Andersen

Noisy Lives, Noisy Bodies: Exploring the Sensorial Embodiment of Class
Camilla Hoffmann Merrild, Peter Vedsted and Rikke Sand Andersen

Social Sensations of Symptoms: Embodied Socialities of HIV and Trauma in Uganda
Lotte Meinert and Susan Reynolds Whyte

Approaching Health in Landscapes: An Ethnographic Study with Chronic Cancer Patients from a Coastal Village in Northern Norway
Magdalena Skowronski, Mette Bech Risшr and Nina Foss

Ignoring Symptoms: The Process of Normalising Sensory Experiences after Cancer
Tone Seppola-Edvardsen and Mette Bech Risшr

Taking Responsibility: Ovarian Cancer Patients’ Perspectives on Delayed Healthcare-seeking
Susanne Brandner, Wiebke Stritter, Jacqueline Mьller-Nordhornё Christina Fotopoulou, Jalid Sehouli and Christine Holmberg

Book Reviews

Aging and the Digital Life Course, Edited by David Prendergast and Chiara Garattini.
Reviewed by Henglien Lisa Chen

Breaking the Chains, by Erminia Colucci, U.K. / Australia 2015, Mini DV PAL / 64min / Sundanese, Bahasa, English, Italian (English subtitles).
Reviewed by David Orr

Books for review

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