Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology
Aims & Scope
Focaal - Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology is a peer-reviewed journal advocating an approach that rests in the simultaneity of ethnography, processual analysis, local insights, and global vision. It is at the heart of debates on the ongoing conjunction of anthropology and history as well as the incorporation of local research settings in the wider spatial networks of coercion, imagination, and exchange that are often glossed as 'globalization' or 'empire'.
Seeking contributions on all world regions, Focaal is unique among anthropology journals for consistently rejecting the old separations between 'at home' and 'abroad' , 'center' and 'periphery'. The journal therefore strives for the resurrection of an 'anthropology at large', that can accommodate issues of the global south, post-socialism, mobility, metropolitan experience, capitalist power and popular resistance into integrated perspectives.
The forum section in Focaal Volume 2003, Issue 41 is available in recognition of Professor Benda-Beckmann's contributions to global anthropology.
Current Issue, Focaal 68
PRISON CLIMATES IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Edited by Andrew M. Jefferson, Chris Garces, and Tomas Max Martin
Sensing prison climates: Governance, survival, and transition
Tomas Max Martin, Andrew M. Jefferson, and Mahuya Bandyopadhyay
Ecuador’s "black site": On prison securitization and its zones of legal silence
Violence makes safe in South African prisons: Prison gangs, violent acts, and victimization among inmates
Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard and Sasha Gear
Managing without guards in a Brazilian police lockup
Reasonable caning and the embrace of human rights in Ugandan prisons
Tomas Max Martin
Postscript: Future directions for global prison research
Lorna A. Rhodes
From individual grief to a shared history of the Bosnian war: Voice, audience, and the political in psychotherapeutic practices with refugees
Contested boundaries: Border disputes, administrative disorder, and state representational practices in Nicaragua (1936–1956)