Anthropological Journal of European Cultures
(formerly: Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures)
Aims & Scope
Editor: Ullrich Kockel, Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Previously published as Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures
Published since 1990, 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.
Forthcoming themed issues:
Call for Papers: Anthropology and Language
Subjects: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, European Studies
Volume 23 • Issue 1 • 2014
THEMATIC FOCUS: Culture, Power and Policy in the New Europe
Guest Editor: Bilge Firat
Crisis, Power, and Policymaking in the New Europe: Why Should Anthropologists Care?
The Production of ‘Local Culture’ in Post-socialist Poland
Policymaking in the Italian Courts: The Affermazione Civile Project and the Struggle over Recognition of Rights for Same-sex Couples in Italy
Lauren A. Anaya
Reproductive Governance in the New Europe: Competing Visions of Morality, Sovereignty and Supranational Policy
Food Activism in Italy as an Anthropology of Direct Democracy
The Accession Pedagogy: Power and Politics in Turkey’s Bid for EU Membership
Remembering the Leu: Encounters with Money and Memory in Post-communist, Accession-era Romania
‘I Listen to the Soundtrack and I’m Back There in the Day’: Impacts of Performing Memory in Northern Ireland
Mary Nolan (2012), The Transatlantic Century: Europe and America, 1890–2010 (New York: Cambridge University Press)
Review by Judith Pajo