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.
Latest Issue, 50.2
FORUM: PASTORAL CARE IN WAR AND ITS AFTERMATHS: LEBANON
Community fashioning: Political ethics and Shi‘i clerical training in Lebanon
Resistant ecologies: The life of war in South Lebanon
Dwelling as resistance, dwelling as repair
Resistant ecologies and the bi’a beyond methodological nationalism
Ethics as ecology, ecology as ethics: Lessons from Lebanon for an anthropology of life against the nation-state grain
Ethnography, cacophony, and Lebanon as a zone of prestige in the anthropology of the Middle East
Reconsidering the vignette as method: Art, ethnography, and refugee studies
Deep ethnography: Violence and words in Argentina
Citizens in uniform: Roadblocks and the policing of everyday life in Zimbabwe
Multiple interfaces: Social media, religious politics, and national (un)belonging in India and the diaspora
Catch-all technopolitics: Water filters in New York City
Women’s “timepass”: Waiting as work, politics, and survival among Delhi’s poor
Education as identity: The scaffolding of “being educated” in eastern Uganda
Stock market layoffs in France: How finance knows when to fire industrial workers
Rescaling hospitality: Everyday displacement at the Syrian-Turkish border
Embodying Black religions in Africa and its diasporas By Yolanda Covington-Ward and Jeannette S. Jouili, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2021. 352 pp.
L’aube s’est levée sur un mort: Violence armée et culture du pavot au Mexique [Dawn rose on a dead man: Armed violence and poppy cultivation in Mexico] By Adèle Blazquez. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2022. 334 pp.
After servitude: Elusive property and the ethics of kinship in Bolivia By Mareike Winchell. Oakland: University of California Press, 2022. 352 pp.
Sensory futures: Deafness and cochlear implant infrastructures in India By Michele Ilana Friedner. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2022. 288 pp.
Keep the bones alive: Missing people and the search for life in Brazil By Graham Denyer Willis. Oakland: University of California Press, 2022. 230 pp.
Devenir autre: Hétérogénéité et plasticité du soi [Becoming other: Heterogeneity and plasticity of the self] By David Berliner. Paris: La Découverte, 2022. 174 pp.
Engineering vulnerability: In pursuit of climate adaptation By Sarah E. Vaughn. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022. 148 pp.
Sboi i polomki: Etnograficheskoe issledovanie truda fabrichnykh rabochikh [Failures and breakdowns: An ethnographic study of the labor of factory workers] By Olga Pinchuk. Moscow: Common Place, 2021. 208 pp.
The cancer within: Reproduction, cultural transformation, and health care in Romania By Cristina A. Pop. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2022. 229 pp.
The borders of AIDS: Race, quarantine, and resistance By Karma R. Chávez. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2021. 264 pp.
Uncertainty by design: Preparing for the future with scenario technology By Limor Samimian-Darash. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2022. 185 pp.
Suspect others: Spirit mediums, self-knowledge, and race in multiethnic Suriname By Stuart Strange. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021. 281 pp.
Fencing in democracy: Border walls, necrocitizenship, and the security state By Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret E. Dorsey. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020. 200 pp.
Undocumented motherhood: Conversations on love, trauma, and border crossing By Elizabeth Farfán-Santos. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2022. 176 pp.