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Social Analysis

The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice

Aims & Scope

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Social Analysis now publishes 4 issues a year!

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 60 • Issue 3 • Autumn 2016



Spiritually Enmeshed, Socially Enmeshed: Shamanism and Belonging in Ulaanbaatar
Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko

Staging Sassoun: Memory and Music Video in Post-Soviet Armenia
Rik Adriaans

Giving and Taking without Reciprocity: Conversations in South India and the Anthropology of Ethics
Soumhya Venkatesan

Social Lives and Symbolic Capital: Indigenous ‘Oil Lawsuits’ as Sites of Order and Disorder Making
Veronica Davidov

Freeing the ‘Aboriginal Individual’: Deconstructing ‘Development as Freedom’ in Remote Indigenous Australia
Hannah Bulloch and William Fogarty

Enwinding Social Theory: Wind and Weather in Zulu Zionist Sensorial Experiences
Rune Flikke

Avoiding Poison: Congolese Refugees Seeking Cosmological Continuity in Urban Asylum
Georgina Ramsay

Book Reviews

Donald M. Nonini, ed., A Companion to Urban Anthropology
Review by Andrew Lattas

Maximilian P. Holland, Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship: Compatibility between Cultural and Biological Approaches
Review by Anni Kajanus

Richard Vokes, Ghosts of Kanungu: Fertility, Secrecy and Exchange in the Great Lakes of East Africa
Review by Naomi Haynes

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