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 67
DIVINE KINSHIP AND POLITICS
Edited by Alice Forbess and Lucia Michelutti
From the mouth of God: Divine kinship and popular democratic politics
Alice Forbess and Lucia Michelutti
Sons of Krishna and sons of Bolivar: Charismatic kinship and leadership across India and Venezuela
The goddess Kumari at the Supreme Court: Divine kinship and secularism in Nepal
Montenegro versus Crna Gora: The rival hagiographic genealogies of the new Montenegrin polity
Ritual and commemoration in contemporary Russia: State-church relationships and the vernacularization of the politics of memory
“Work pays”: Slovak neo-liberalism as “authoritarian populism”
The men who knew too much: Sardines, skills, and the labor process in Jaffa, Israel, 1948–1979
Manufacturing loss: Nostalgia and risk in Ludwigshafen
Peter Phillimore and Patricia Bell
Never-ending Modi: Hindutva and Gujarati neoliberalism as prelude to all-India premiership?