The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice
Aims & Scope
Editor-in-Chief: Bruce Kapferer, University of Bergen
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, Social Analysis 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 published three times a year: spring, summer, and winter. Each year one issue is guest edited and focuses on a single theme. The other issues contain a forum on anthropology's contribution to current issues of global significance, as well as general articles. Other features can include a special section, reviews, and review essays.
Berghahn Journals is pleased to announce the addition of Social Analysis to JSTOR! All of the back issues, over 50 years of content, are now available. With JSTOR's large network of participating institutions and easy accessibility, the journal will have greater exposure to a wider audience while ensuring long-term preservation.
Subjects: Anthropology, Politics, International Relations
Volume 57 • Issue 2 • Summer 2013
Mandinga: Power and Deception in Afro-Brazilian Capoeira
Sergio González Varela
The Power of Music: Issues of Agency and Social Practice
Peiliao: Gender, Psychologization, and Psychological Labor in China
Theory for Praxis: Peacemaking, Cunning Recognition, and the Constitution of Enmity
On the Margins of the Arab Spring
Tenuous Belonging: Citizenship and Democracy in Mozambique
A Quantum Anthropology of Contemporary Moments of Being: Seven Observations
Dena Freeman, ed., Pentecostalism and Development: Churches, NGOs and Social Change in Africa
Review by Ruy Llera Blanes
Nicolas Argenti and Katharina Schramm, eds., Remembering Violence: Anthropological Perspectives on Intergenerational Transmission
Review by Sverker Finnström
Soumhya Venkatesan and Thomas Yarrow, eds., Differentiating Development: Beyond an Anthropology of Critique
Review by Jon Harald Sande Lie
Michael Jindra and Joël Noret, eds., Funerals in Africa: Explorations of a Social Phenomenon
Review by Dieter Devos
Heidi Moksnes, Maya Exodus: Indigenous Struggle for Citizenship in Chiapas
Review by Natalia De Marinis
Diana Paton and Maarit Forde, eds., Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing
Review by Sergio González Varela
Charles Stewart, Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece
Review by Nicolas Argenti