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, 50.1


Editors’ Notes: A vision statement for AE‘s Next four years

by Susanna Trnka Jesse Hession Grayman L. L. Wynn


Horizon work: At the edges of knowledge in an age of runaway climate change By Adriana Petryna. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2022. 224 pp.

By Nicholas C. Kawa

I was never alone or oporniki: An ethnographic play on disability in Russia By Cassandra Hartblay. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. 218 pp.

By Alfiya Battalova

All that was not her By Todd Meyers. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022. 232 pp.

By Emily Lim Rogers

American afterlives: Reinventing death in the 21st century Shannon Lee Dawdy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2021. 272 pp.

By Mara Buchbinder

Multisituated: Ethnography as diasporic practice By Kaushik Sunder Rajan. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2021. 272 pp.

By Stuart McLean

Black food matters: Racial justice in the wake of food justice By Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese, eds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2020. 312 pp.

By Amanda Green

Unmasked: COVID, community, and the case of Okoboji By Emily Mendenhall. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2022. 312 pp.

By Merrill Singer

Terror capitalism: Uyghur dispossession and masculinity in a Chinese city By Darren Byler. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022. 296 pp.

By Jay Ke-Schutte

Reparando mundos: Víctimas y Estado en los Andes peruanos By María Eugenia Ulfeand Ximena Málaga Sabogal. Lima: Fondo Editorial PUCP, 2021. 261 pp.

By Joseph Feldman

Orphaned landscapes: Violence, visuality, and appearance in Indonesia By Patricia Spyer. New York: Fordham University Press, 2021. 336 pp.

By Karen Strassler

Experiments of the mind: From the cognitive psychology lab to the world of Facebook and Twitter By Emily Martin. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2021. 312 pp.

By Rua Williams

Lawful sins: Abortion rights and reproductive governance in Mexico By Elyse Ona Singer. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2022. 260 pp.

By Lucía Guerra Reyes

Running out: In search of water on the High Plains By Lucas Bessire. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2021. 264 pp.

By Sayd Randle

There’s a disco ball between us: A theory of Black gay life By Jafari Allen. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022. 440 pp.

By Baird Campbell

Saving animals: Multispecies ecologies of rescue and care By Elan Abrell. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2021. 272 pp.

By Drew Robert Winter

Working out desire: Women, sport, and self-making in Istanbul By Sertaç Sehlikoglu.Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2021. 318 pp.

By Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay