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The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology

Aims & Scope

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The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology is an international, peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing leading scholarship in contemporary anthropology. Geographically diverse articles provide a range of theoretical or ethical perspectives, from the traditional to the mischievous or subversive, and aim to offer new insights into the worlds in which we live. The journal will publish challenging ethnography and push hard at the boundaries of the discipline in addition to examining or incorporating fields—from economics to neuroscience—with which anthropology has long been in dialogue. The original journal of this name was an in-house publication based at Cambridge University, with a remit to provide a space in which innovative material and ideas could be tested. The new Cambridge Journal of Anthropology builds on that tradition and seeks to produce new analytical toolkits for anthropology or to take all such intellectual exploration to task.

Published twice a year, the journal features articles and book reviews in addition to an occasional ‘Reflections and Commentary’ section. Proposals for special issues and review articles are also welcomed.

Subjects: Anthropology

Current Issue

Volume 34 • Issue 2 • Autumn 2016

Special Issue - Everyday Diplomacy: Insights from Ethnography

Guest Editors: Magnus Marsden, Diana Ibañez-Tirado and David Henig


Special Issue Articles

Everyday Diplomacy: Introduction to Special Issue
Magnus Marsden, Diana Ibañez-Tirado and David Henig

Gold Teeth, Indian Dresses, Chinese Lycra and ‘Russian’ Hair: Embodied Diplomacy and the Assemblages of Dress in Tajikistan
Diana Ibañez-Tirado

Everyday Diplomacy among Indian Traders in a Chinese Fabric Market
Ka-Kin Cheuk

‘We Are Both Diplomats and Traders’: Afghan Transregional Traders Across the Former Soviet Union
Magnus Marsden

Hospitality as Diplomacy in Post-Cosmopolitan Urban Spaces: Dervish Lodges and Sofra-Diplomacy in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina
David Henig

Diplomat, Landlord, Con-artist, Thief: Housing Brokers and the Mediation of Risk in Migrant Moscow
Madeleine Reeves

Not Soft Power, But Speaking Softly: ‘Everyday Diplomacy’ in Field Relations During the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
Jeremy Morris

General Article

Meyer Fortes: The Person, the Role, the Theory
Adam Kuper

An Author Meets His Critics

Faith in Anthropology: A Symposium on Timothy Larsen’s The Slain God
Brian Howell, J. Derrick Lemons, Jon Bialecki, James Bielo, Tanya Luhrmann and Timothy Larsen

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