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Social Analysis

The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice

Aims & Scope

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 59 • Issue 4 • Winter 2015


Affective States: Entanglements, Suspensions, Suspicions
Edited by Mateusz Laszczkowski and Madeleine Reeves


Introduction: Affective States—Entanglements, Suspensions, Suspicions
Mateusz Laszczkowski and Madeleine Reeves

Negotiating Uncertainty: Neo-liberal Statecraft in Contemporary Peru
Annabel Pinker and Penny Harvey

The Fines and the Spies: Fears of State Surveillance in Eritrea and in the Diaspora

David Bozzini

“Recognize the Spies”: Transparency and Political Power in Uzbek Cyberspace
Sarah Kendzior

Moral Subjectivity and Affective Deficit in the Transitional State: On Claiming Land in South Africa
Christiaan Beyers

‘Father Mao’ and the Country-Family: Mixed Feelings for Fathers, Officials, and Leaders in China
Hans Steinmüller

The Turn of the Offended: Clientelism in the Wake of El Salvador’s 2009 Elections
Ainhoa Montoya

Living from the Nerves: Deportability, Indeterminacy, and the ‘Feel of Law’ in Migrant Moscow
Madeleine Reeves

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