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Anthropology in Action

Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

Aims & Scope

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 22, Issue 3, Winter 2015


Introduction: 'Whose Anthropology Is It, Anyway?'
Benjamin O. L. Bowles and Federica Guglielmo


Managing an Autistic Heart
Ben Belek

Relations of Trust, Questions about Expectations: Reflections on a Photography Project with Young South Africans
Oliver Pattenden

Canine Connections: Fieldwork with a Dog as Research Assistant
Karen Lane

Questions from the Field: Anthropological Self-reflexivity through the Eyes of Study Participants
Sangmi Lee

Living History, Performing Coloniality: Towards a Postcolonial Ethnography
Sitara Thobani

Trouble in Para-Sites: Deference and Influence in the Ethnography of Epistemic Elites
Paul Robert Gilbert

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