Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology
Aims & Scope
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Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology is a peer-reviewed journal advocating an approach that rests in the simultaneity of ethnography, processual analysis, local insights, and global vision. It is at the heart of debates on the ongoing conjunction of anthropology and history, as well as the incorporation of local research settings in the wider spatial networks of coercion, imagination, and exchange that are often glossed as "globalization" or "empire."
Seeking contributions on all world regions, Focaal is unique among anthropology journals for consistently rejecting the old separations between "at home" and "abroad," "center" and "periphery." The journal therefore strives for the resurrection of an "anthropology at large" that can accommodate issues of the global south, postsocialism, mobility, metropolitan experience, capitalist power, and popular resistance into integrated perspectives.
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Focaal 83, Spring 2019
The anthropology of austerity: People, history, continuity
Guest edited by Theodore Powers and Theodoros Rakopoulos
The anthropology of austerity: An introduction
Theodore Powers and Theodoros Rakopoulos
Echoes of austerity: Policy, temporality, and public health in South Africa
Recovered enterprises from the South to the North: Reclaiming labor, conflict, and mutualism in Italy
Austerity en route, from Lisbon to Luanda
Ruy Llera Blanes
Austerity in Africa: Audit cultures and the weakening of public sector health systems
Commentary: Uneven development, the politics of scale, or global austerity?
Afterword: Reversing the world––What austerity does to time and place
Safe milk and risky quinoa: The lottery and precarity of farming in Peru
Astrid B. Stensrud
The promise of education and its paradox in rural Flores, East Indonesia
The politics of affect: Perspectives on the rise of the far-right and right-wing populism in the West
Sindre Bangstad, Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, and Heiko Henkel (eds.)
With Douglas Holmes, Don Kalb, Nitzan Shoshan and Cathrine M. Thorleifsson
Rethinking land, enclosure, and resistance
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