Visit the new Berghahn Journals online platform here! Berghahn Books Logo

berghahn New York · Oxford

HomeSocial analysis

Social Analysis

The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice

Aims & Scope

Visit the new Social Analysis website here!

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 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

Get Email Updates