New Issue of Focaal, on Historical Anthropology

Announcing the latest issue of Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology has recently been published. This special issue is titled Anthropologies in, of, and for the world, and is edited by Graeme MacRae.

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Current Issue, Focaal 71

Knowledge production and the politics of positionality in globalized and neoliberalized times
Graeme MacRae

Anthropology and the “imaginators” of future European universities
Susan Wright

Imagining globalization in anthropology: Diversity, equality, and the politics of knowledge
Thomas Reuter

Peripheral vision as anthropological critique: How perspectives from the margins can illuminate the exploits of twenty-first-century global capitalism
Cris Shore and Susanna Trnka

Indigenizing “civil society” in Serbia: What local fund-raising reveals about class and trust
Marek Mikuš

Which community for cooperatives? Peasant mobilizations, the Mafia, and the problem of community participation in Sicilian co-ops
Theodoros Rakopoulos

Local capitalism and neoliberalization in a Shenzhen former lineage village
Anne-Christine Trémon

Assemblages of sovereignty and anti-sovereign effects on the Irish border
Lorenzo Cañás Bottos

“Ginger is a gamble”: Crop booms, rural uncertainty, and the neoliberalization of agriculture in South India
Daniel Münster

Single mothers in Osh: Well-being and coping strategies of women in the aftermath of the 2010 conflict in Kyrgyzstan
Aksana Ismailbekova

This new Blog aims to accelerate and intensify anthropological conversations beyond what a regular academic journal can do, and to make them more widely, globally, and swiftly available.

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