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Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

(formerly: Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures)

Aims & Scope

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European Bodies

Previously published as Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures

Published since 1990, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures (AJEC) engages with current debates and innovative research agendas addressing the social and cultural transformations of contemporary European societies. The journal serves as an important forum for ethnographic research in and on Europe, which in this context is not defined narrowly as a geopolitical entity but rather as a meaningful cultural construction in people's lives, which both legitimates political power and calls forth practices of resistance and subversion. By presenting both new field studies and theoretical reflections on the history and politics of studying culture in Europe anthropologically, AJEC encompasses different academic traditions of engaging with its subject, from social and cultural anthropology to European ethnology and empirische Kulturwissenschaften.

In addition to the thematic focus of each issue, which has characterised the journal from its inception, AJEC now also carries individual articles on other topics addressing aspects of social and cultural transformations in contemporary Europe from an ethnographically grounded anthropological perspective. All such contributions are peer reviewed. Each issue also includes book reviews and reports on major current research programmes.

An obituary for Ina-Maria Greverus, founder of AJEC, will be featured in Volume 26, Issue 2, Autumn 2017.

Subjects: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, European Studies

Forthcoming Issue

Volume 26, Issue 2

Thematic Focus: Changing Places, Changing People: Critical Heritages of Migration and Belonging

Guest Editor: Susannah Eckersley

Susannah Eckersley

'People-Place-Process' and Attachment in the Museum: A New Paradigm for Understanding Belonging?
Susannah Eckersley

Ambiguous Attachments and Industrious Nostalgias: Heritage Narratives of Russian Old Believers in Romania
Cristina Clopot

The Gurdwara in Britain: Narratives of Meaning, Use and Development
Clare Canning

Agonistic Interpretation: A New Paradigm in Response to Current Developments
Nicole Deufel

General Articles

Land, Nation and Tourist: Moral Recoking in Post-GFC Iceland
Mary Hawkins and Helena Onnudottir

The Gods of the Hunt: Stereotypes, Risk and National Identity in a Spanish Enclave in North Africa
Brian Campbell

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