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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 1 • Spring 2017

Special Issue: Post-Ottoman Topologies

Guest edited by Nicolas Argenti

Introduction: The Presence of the Past in the Era of the Nation-State
Nicolas Argenti


Fossilized Futures: Topologies and Topographies of Crisis Experience in Central Greece
Daniel M. Knight

Prayer as a History: Of Witnesses, Martyrs, and Plural Pasts in Post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina
David Henig

Surviving Hrant Dink: Carnal Mourning under the Specter of Senselessness
Alice von Bieberstein

The Material Life of War at the Greek Border
Laurie Kain Hart

(Re)sounding Histories: On the Temporalities of the Media Event
Penelope Papailias

Between Dreams and and Traces: Memory, Temporality, and the Production of Sainthood in Lesbos
Séverine Rey

"Eyes Shut, Muted Voices": Narrating and Temporalizing the Post–Civil War Era through a Monumenet
Dimitra Gefou-Madianou

Uncanny History: Temporal Topology in the Post-Ottoman World
Charles Stewart

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