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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 2, Summer 2017


Special Issue on the Role of Anthropology in an Ebola Outbreak: Case Studies from West Africa

Guest Editor: Emilie Venables

Introduction: Engaging Anthropology in an Ebola Outbreak: Case Studies from West Africa
Emilie Venables and Umberto Pellecchia


‘Yassaba’ or the Fear of Being Abandoned: Adapting Health-promotion Messages to Incorporate Local Meanings in Guinée Forestière
Maria Cristina Manca

Quarantine and Its Malcontents: How Liberians Responded to the Ebola Epidemic Containment Measures
Umberto Pellecchia

Ebola and Accusation: Gender Dimensions of Stigma in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Response
Olive Melissa Minor

‘Atomic Bombs’ in Monrovia, Liberia: The Identity and Stigmatisation of Ebola Survivors
Emilie Venables


Learning Under Neoliberalism: Ethnographies of Governance in Higher Education, Edited by Susan Brin Hyatt, Boone W. Shear and Susan Wright
Reviewed by Rachel J. Wilde

The Unseen Things: Women, Secrecy and HIV in Northern Nigeria, By Kathryn A. Rhine
Reviewed by Gayle Clifford

eFieldnotes: The Makings of Anthropology in the Digital World, Edited by Roger Sanjek and Susan W. Tratner
Reviewed by Áron Bakos

To See Ourselves as Others See Us: Reviews of Anthropological Works by Non-anthropologists
Trafficked Children and Youth in the United States: Reimagining Survivors, By El?bieta M. Go?dziak
Reviewed by Kristine Hickle

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