Social Analysis

The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice

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Editor-in-Chief: Bruce Kapferer, University of Bergen

Social Analysis is moving to 4 issues in 2015!

Social Analysis has long been at the forefront of anthropology's engagement with the humanities and other social sciences. In forming a critical, concerned, and empirical perspective, it encourages contributions that break away from the disciplinary bounds of anthropology and suggest innovative ways of challenging hegemonic paradigms through "grounded theory," analysis based in original empirical research.

The journal invites contributions directed toward a critical and theoretical understanding of cultural, political, and social processes. It is available for the publication of information and discussion by active ethnographic researchers into the forces involved in the production of human suffering, poverty, prejudice, war, and violence. The main thrust of the journal is toward publishing material that presents a critical and concerned anthropology.

Social Analysis is now available on JSTOR!

Subjects: Anthropology, Politics, International Relations

Current Issue

Volume 58 • Issue 2 • Summer 2014



Israeli Ultra-Orthodoxy: Credit and Credibility
Hadas Weiss

The ‘Gendered Field’ of Kaolinite Clay Production: Performance Characteristics among the Balengou

Ngambouk V. Pemunta

Healing Practices and Revolution in Socialist Cuba

Marina Gold

The Promise of a Utopian Home, or Capitalism’s Commoditization of Blackness
Francio Guadeloupe and Vincent A. de Rooij



Is Escobar’s Territories of Difference Good Political Ecology? On Anthropological Engagements with Environmental Social Movements
Ståle Knudsen

Escobar’s Response
Arturo Escobar

Knudsen’s Reply
Ståle Knudsen

The Multiculturalism Dilemma
Alexandre Coello de la Rosa

The Effect of ‘Affect’: Henrietta Moore’s Turn
Anette Fagertun



Christian Krohn-Hansen, Making New York Dominican: Small Business, Politics, and Everyday Life
David Pedersen, American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States
Review by Sarah J. Mahler

Simon Harrison, Dark Trophies: Hunting and the Enemy Body in Modern War
Review by Jeffrey A. Sluka

Christoph Wulf, Anthropology: A Continental Perspective
Review by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Peter Geschiere, Witchcraft, Intimacy, and Trust: Africa in Comparison
Review by Charlotte Loris-Rodionoff

Rane Willerslev, On the Run in Siberia
Review by Katherine Swancutt