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No Open Access Today, Anthropology: On the latest AAA-Wiley Announcement

Ryan , June 15th, 2022

Last November, it looked like some good things were on the horizon for Open Access and the American Anthropological Association’s publishing portfolio: At this morning’s #AAA2021Baltimor…


Spotlight! “Global STS: Transnational Network Building – Asia, Oceania, and Beyond” hosted by the STS Futures Initiative

Tim Quinn , June 24th, 2021

This week as part of our “ReAssembling Asias through Science” series, we would like to highlight an event held by the STS Futures Initiative last month. This panel…


What to do with the predator in your bibliography?

Daniel Souleles , September 15th, 2020

In the early summer of 2020 I submitted what I presumed was a final round of extremely minor revisions to an article that I’d been working on in…


Anthropology gets a little more open (access)

Ryan , January 27th, 2020

Still locked, the gate pulls open ever so slightly more. Photo: Ryan Anderson, 2020. There’s news in the world of open access anthropology. The gates have opened, just…


Avoid submitting to for-profit journals seems a lost battle. What about avoid reviewing?

Alberto Acerbi , July 12th, 2018

Academic publishing is a strange beast. The majority of scientists think it is, as a minimum, largely inefficient, and, after a few beers, most of them would consider…

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A quick update on the Journal of Cultural Evolution

Alberto Acerbi , June 18th, 2018

Apparently, June is the month I write a blog post about the “Journal of Cultural Evolution” (or whatever will be its name) project, so I will keep the tradition…

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Open Access, Apathy & Cowardice in academic publishing: An interview w/ Taylor R. Genovese

Ryan , May 28th, 2018

In the previous iteration of this site, I talked a lot about Open Access. The trend continues. For some background, check out this 2009 interview with Colleen Morgan,…


Reading Not to Perish

Alessandro Chidichimo , April 12th, 2018

The “publish or perish” imperative in academia is periodically debated in the newspapers. I think some distance should be taken from the arguments developed in such articles. Even…


#Review: Remediation in Rwanda

Alfonso Bento , April 5th, 2018

In her new book, Kirsten Doughty provides us with an ethnographic account of the paradoxes, contradictions and omissions of remediation processes in post-genocide Rwanda. More precisely, by analyzing…


The Space of Boredom – A conversation with Bruce O’Neill

Anne Marie Thornburg , April 3rd, 2018

The Space of Boredom takes us to spaces on the edge of new global orders, focusing on the lives and practices of homeless men and women left behind…


#Review: Political and Legal Transformations of an Indonesian Polity

Tea Skrinjaric , January 26th, 2018

The book “Political and Legal Transformations of an Indonesian Polity: The Nagari from Colonisation to Decentralisation” by Franz von Benda-Beckmann and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann is a result of…


#review: Experiencing other minds in the courtroom

Sonal Makhija , December 1st, 2017

In the landmark hearing of the Oscar Pistorius’s trial who was sentenced for murdering his girlfriend, Pistorius on the request of his lawyer removed his prosthetic legs and…


#review: becoming legal

Fiona Murphy , November 30th, 2017

The cover-image of Ruth Gomberg-Munoz’s book Becoming Legal: Immigration Law and Mixed Status Families depicts a group of protestors holding placards – one which reads ‘We want our…


#review: space of boredom

Peter Soles Muirhead , November 29th, 2017

Bruce O’Neill’s (2017) The Space of Boredom is a historically rich and theoretically innovative ethnography of contemporary homelessness and social exclusion in Bucharest.  O’Neill spent nearly three …


#review: anthropology and law

Daniel Souleles , November 28th, 2017

The task of reviewing Mark Goodale’s Anthropology and Law: A Critical Introduction  was weird, in a fractal way. The book itself, the object of my review, is, in…


New journal: Public Anthropologist

Allegra , November 10th, 2017

Dear Allies, we are happy to share with you the news about the launch of the new journal Public Anthropologist. Founded by our ally Antonio De Lauri and published by…


About that takedown notice from the AAA

Ryan , October 23rd, 2017

Here we go again. If you’re a member of the American Anthropological Association, you should have received an email this past week (10/17) about avoiding copyright infringement. The…

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About that takedown notice from the AAA

Ryan , October 23rd, 2017

Here we go again. If you’re a member of the American Anthropological Association, you should have received an email this past week (10/17) about avoiding copyright infringement. The…

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Reflections on “The Future of Central Asian Studies”

Eva-Marie Dubuisson , October 11th, 2017

The workshop “The Future of Central Asian Studies” was organized by Judith Beyer and Madeleine Reeves at the University of Konstanz and held on the 11-13th of September…


Peer Review Boycott: Say No to Political Censorship

Carole McGranahan , September 14th, 2017

By: Charlene Makley and Carole McGranahan Would you peer review manuscripts for a journal or press that politically censors its content? If your answer is no, then please…

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Call for reviews: #legalanthro

Allegra , June 15th, 2017

Although Allegra’s editorial team is academically firmly rooted in legal anthropology, this is – we believe – the first explicit collection of new publications of this subfield. It…


#Review: Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Jonas Bens , June 14th, 2017

Let us face it: most anthropologists in Europe and North America, this author included, are leftist-liberal, cosmopolitan people. It regularly escapes my colleagues’ and my comprehension, how people…


#Review: Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley

Julie Billaud , June 13th, 2017

When Vladimir Nalivkin, a Russian officer who had served in several military campaigns, and his wife, Maria Nalivkina, took up farming in 1878 in the village of Nanay…



Jana Šimenc , February 17th, 2017

I was excited to dig into the book by the sociologist Kenneth A. Kolb. Why? I was keen to read something analytically powerful, critical and innovative about domestic…