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Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

(formerly: Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures)

Aims & Scope

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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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Editorship and Changes to Editorial Team

Subjects: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, European Studies

Current Issue

Volume 25, Issue 2, 2016

General Articles

Trespass into the Liminal: Urban Exploration in Estonia
Francisco Martínez and Patrick Laviolette

The (In)visibility of the Iberian Lynx: From Vermin to Conservation Emblem
Margarida Lopes-Fernandes and Amélia Frazão-Moreira

Generational Transmission in Local Culture: An Exploration of European Research Drivers in Central Slovakia
Ivan Murin

Women and Carnival Space: Gender and Carnival on a North Aegean Island Community
Regina Zervou

Women and Gender in Short Stories by Rabindranath Tagore: An Anthropological Introspection on Kinship and Family
Nandini Sen

European Bodies? Class and Gender Dynamics among EU Civil Servants in Brussels
Paweł Lewicki

Speed and Smoothness: Identity Production and Reproduction of Portuguese MEPs
Andre Novoa

Book Reviews

Akagawa, Natsuko (2015), Heritage Conservation and Japan’s Cultural Diplomacy: Heritage, National Identity and National Interest (London: Routledge).
Review by Cristina Clopot

Okely, Judith (2012), Anthropological Practice: Fieldwork and the Ethnographic Method (London: Bloomsbury).
Review by María Dolores Fernandes del Pozo

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