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Social Analysis

The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice

Aims & Scope

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Social Analysis is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to exploring the analytical potentials of anthropological research. It encourages contributions grounded in original empirical research that critically probe established paradigms of social and cultural analysis. The journal expresses the best that anthropology has to offer by exploring in original ways the relationship between ethnographic materials and theoretical insight. By forging creative and critical engagements with cultural, political, and social processes, it also opens new avenues of communication between anthropology and the humanities as well as other social sciences.

The journal publishes four issues per year, including regular Special Issues on particular themes. The Editors welcome individual articles that focus on diverse topics and regions, reflect varied theoretical approaches and methods, and aim to appeal widely within anthropology and beyond. Proposals for Special Issues are selected by the Editorial Board through an annual competitive call.

Social Analysis is now under the editorship of Martin Holbraad (University College London) and is available through JSTOR.

Subjects: Anthropology, Political and Social Theory, Social Sciences

Current Issue

Volume 61 • Issue 2 • Summer 2017

Special Issue: Multiple Nature-Cultures, Diverse Anthropologies

Guest edited by Casper Bruun Jensen and Atsuro Morita

Introduction: Minor Traditions, Shizen Equivocations, and Sophisticated Conjunctions
Casper Bruun Jensen and Atsuro Morita


Naturalism and the Invention of Identity
Marilyn Strathern

Between Two Truths: Time in Physics and Fiji
Naoki Kasuga

Natures of Naturalism: Reaching Bedrock in Climate Science
Martin Skrydstrup

Raw Data: Making Relations Matter
Antonia Walford

Methods for Multispecies Anthropology: Thinking with Salmon Otoliths and Scales
Heather Anne Swanson

A Theory of ‘Animal Borders’: Thoughts and Practices toward Non-human Animals among the G|ui Hunter-Gatherers
Kazuyoshi Sugawara

Delta Ontologies: Infrastructural Transformations in the Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand
Atsuro Morita and Casper Bruun Jensen

The Ontological Turn: Taking Different Worlds Seriously
Andrew Pickering

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