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Anthropological Theory

University of Bern, Switzerland
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
University of Manchester, UK
2013 Impact Factor: 0.643
2013 Ranking: 44/82 in Anthropology
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

Anthropological Theory is an international journal seeking to strengthen anthropological theorizing in different areas of the world. This is an exciting forum for new insights into theoretical issues in anthropology and more broadly, social theory.

Anthropological Theory publishes articles engaging with a variety of theoretical debates in areas including:

  • marxism
  • feminism
  • political philosophy
  • historical sociology
  • hermeneutics
  • critical theory
  • anthropology of science
  • biological anthropology
  • archaeology
  • linguistic anthropology
  • historical anthropology
  • sociology
  • global anthropology

Anthropological Theory encourages work at a high level of conceptual analysis, and addresses substantive issues such as nationalism, language and representation, material culture, transnationalism, globalization, sexuality, race and difference, gender, violence, migration, religion, political economy power and inequality, and the new genetics. The aim is to state boldly and clearly anthropology's contribution to social theory.

Contributors include:

  • Pierre Bourdieu
  • Veena Das
  • Maurice Godelier
  • Jack Goody
  • Keith Hart
  • Charles Tilly
  • Alain Touraine
  • Katherine Verdery

"This will be a real stimulus for the discipline. Although 'theory' pervades our work, it will be fascinating to see the difference that being explicit makes.  It is a bold approach and one I like... All in all, this has the makings of a forum that could forge future classics." Prof Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge, UK

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Institutional, Single Print Issue $265.00
Individual Single Print Issue $31.00
Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1741-2641 ISSN: 1463-4996
Months of Distribution: March , June , September , December Current Volume: 15 Current Issue: 2
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