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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 23, Issue 1 Spring 2016


Special Issue: Towards Communities of Practice in Global Sustainability 

Guest Editors: Carl A. Maida and Sam Beck

Introduction: Towards Communities of Practice in Global Sustainability
Carl A. Maida and Sam Beck


Cultivating Civic Ecology: A Photovoice Study with Urban Gardeners in Lisbon, Portugal
Krista Harper and Ana Isabel Afonso

Inventing Eco-Cycle: A Social Enterprise Approach to Sustainability Education
Sandi Smith-Nonini

Knowledge Production and Emancipatory Social Movements from the Heart of Globalised Hipsterdom, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sam Beck

Confronting Tyranny in a Public Health Agency: Crafting a ‘Philosophy of Praxis’ into a ‘Community of Resistance
Brian McKenna


Corporal Punishment in Japan: One Path to Positive Anthropological Activism
Aaron Miller

The Impact Agenda and Its Impact On Early Career Researchers: A Discussion with Marilyn Strathern
Samantha Page, in conversation with Marilyn Strathern


Anthropologists Solving Burning Issues of Our Hot Planet: Report on the Third International Applied Anthropology Symposium in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Meta Gorup and Dan Podjed


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