Aim and Scope

American Ethnologist is a quarterly journal concerned with social and cultural anthropology in the broadest sense of the term. The journal’s articles combine ethnographic specificity with original theoretical thinking, conveying the relevance of the ethnographic imagination to the contemporary world.

As a flagship journal for social and cultural anthropology, American Ethnologist aims to disseminate work that roams across a wide variety of theoretical approaches, methods, and points of view. The editor encourages the submission of manuscripts that reflect the discipline’s intellectual and geographic diversity.

American Ethnologist is published on behalf of the American Ethnological Society, a section of the American Anthropological Association, by Wiley-Blackwell, 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5020, USA.