Anthropology in Action

Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

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Editor: Christine McCourt, City University London

Published in association with the Association of Social Anthropologists’ (ASA) Apply Network

Anthropology in Action 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 21 • Issue 1 • Spring 2014


Christine McCourt


Introduction: Cross-border Interventions
Jonathan Skinner

Cultivating New Lives: An Ethnographic Pilot Study of Eco-therapy Provision for People with Alcohol-related Problems in Northern Ireland
Amelia-Roisin Seifert

Ethnographic Evidence of an Emerging Transnational Arts Practice? Perspectives on U.K. and Mexican Participatory Artists’ Processes for Catalysing Change, and Facilitating Health and Flourishing
Anni Raw

Between the Lines: Communication with People with Dementia in Creative Movement Sessions
Elisabeth Zeindlinger

Social Circus and Applied Anthropology: A Synthesis Waiting to Happen
Nick McCaffery

Common Humanity and Shared Destinies: Looking at the Disability Arts Movement from an Anthropological Perspective
Andrea Stöckl

Report on the APPLY Network Meeting, 8 August 2013, IUAES Conference, University of Manchester
Katherine Smith

What Comes Next in European Applied Anthropology?
Dan Podjed and Meta Gorup


Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States by Seth M. Holmes
Reviewed by David Orr

Displaced: The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement by Olivia Bennett and Christopher McDowell
Reviewed by Holly Eva Ryan

Gendered Paradoxes: Educating Jordanian Women in Nation, Faith, and Progress by Fida J. Adely
Reviewed by André Elias Mazawi