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Critique of Anthropology

Critique of Anthropology


eISSN: 14603721 | ISSN: 0308275X | Current volume: 44 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Critique of Anthropology is dedicated to the development of anthropology as a discipline that subjects social reality to critical analysis. The journal challenges received wisdoms inside academic anthropology and in society at large, presenting work that is innovative, challenging, sometimes experimental and often uncomfortable.

"Critique of Anthropology adopts a critical spirit and self-reflection to produce significant anthropology in the present and to promote a more disciplined and principled anthropology for the future." Richard Fox, Washington University

"I have read and enjoyed Critique of Anthropology from its very first issue. It is a journal that has always been agile in picking up and debating new substantive and theoretical issues in anthropology. Throughout the years it has become a useful teaching tool, providing valuable insights into the developments in our discipline." Verena Stolcke, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

"Critique of Anthropology has been the only anthropological journal with a genuinely distinctive personality in recent times." Maurice Bloch, London School of Economics

"I welcome Critique of Anthropology's particular mix of new answers to old questions and searching examinations of new departures." Eric Wolf, City University of New York

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Critique of Anthropology is a peer reviewed journal, dedicated to the development of anthropology as a discipline that subjects social reality to critical analysis. It publishes academic articles and other materials which contribute to an understanding of the determinants of the human condition, structures of social power, and the construction of ideologies in both contemporary and past human societies from a cross-cultural and socially critical standpoint. Non-sectarian, and embracing a diversity of theoretical and political viewpoints, COA is also committed to the principle that anthropologists cannot and should not seek to avoid taking positions on political and social questions.

All branches of anthropology which raise issues relevant to the journal's basic aim of developing a critical cross-cultural social science that challenges received wisdoms within both the academy and present society at large, are within the scope of the journal's interest. This may include aspects of biological anthropology, ethno-history and archaeology.

COA seeks to present work that is innovative, challenging, sometimes experimental, and often uncomfortable. Above all it aims to be a pace-setter for the development of anthropology at the international level.

Managing Editors
Sian Lazar Cambridge University, UK
Gareth Stanton Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Corresponding Editor
Alan Smart University of Calgary, CA, Canada
Editorial Board
Maia Green University of Manchester, UK
Sian Lazar Cambridge University, UK
Alan Smart University of Calgary, CA, Canada
Daniel Souleles Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Editorial Advisory Board
Catherine Alexander University of Durham, UK
Talal Asad Johns Hopkins University, USA
Eric Bähre University of Leiden, The Netherlands
Nina Bandelj University of California, Irvine, USA
Tom Biolsi Department of Anthropology, Portland State University, USA
Susanne Brandstädter Cologne University, Germany
Lindsay DuBois University of Dalhousie, CA, Canada
Marc Edelman City University of New York, USA
Stephan Feuchtwang London School of Economics and Political Science
John Gledhill University of Manchester, UK
Keith Hart University of Pretoria, South Africa
Nelly Arvelo Jimenez Instituto Venezalona de Investigaciones Cientificas, Venezuela
Stuart Kirsch University of Michigan, USA
Belinda Leach University of Guelph, Canada
Winnie Lem Trent University, CA
Mary B. Mills Colby College, USA
Wang Mingming Peking University, China
David Nugent Colby College, Waterville, USA
Robert Pool University of Barcelona, Spain
Frances Rothstein Towson State University, USA
Mike Rowlands University College London, UK
Jacqueline Solway Trent University, Canada
Gareth Stanton Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Lynn Stephen University of Oregon, USA
Maila Stivens University of Melbourne, Australia
Anne Stoler The New School for Social Research, USA
Ida Susser Hunter College, CUNY, USA
Richard Ashby Wilson University of Connecticut, USA
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