About the Journal
- Vision Statement
- Contact Us
- Editorial Officers and Board Members
- Supporting Cultural Anthropology
- Reading Cultural Anthroplogy
- Submission Guidelines
- Copying and Advertising
Cultural Anthropology publishes articles that represent anthropological research, critical analysis, and academic writing of the very highest order. Under the stewardship of its former editors, CA has become one of the flagship journals of the discipline, serving as both lens and cutting edge of the “cultural” tradition of anthropology. Whether beginning a new project or teaching the classics, this is where many of us turn to take stock of the field: to see what the best—or freshest—minds are working on, how theoretical debates in other disciplines are being taken up in our own, and how anthropologists are weighing in on, or intervening in, events and circumstances in the world today.
While CA aims to be both ecumenical and judicious in publishing articles that represent the range and diversity of anthropological interest today, selection of articles will be guided more than anything by quality of submission. At the same time, there are subjects that, in their timeliness or scholarly dynamism, we seek out. These include work on anthropologies of the present and of emergence, on new media/technology/digitality, on financialization and financial decline, on poverty and precariousness, on war-making and violence, on humanitarianism and human rights, on sovereignty/post-sovereignty, on critical race and sexuality studies (areas in which anthropology generally lags behind other disciplines), on post-human and cyber sociality, on the borders of area studies and disciplinary practice. We also retain the journal’s long-standing commitment to interrogating and challenging the boundaries of the discipline, and we welcome submissions that critically reassess, politically-engage and creatively enact the anthropological enterprise today. Most important is that, as voice of the field, we want that voice to both sing and hit hard – with beautiful writing, punchy analysis, masterful scholarship, soulful engagement.
The ruptures in today’s landscape have opened up new possibilities—not only for violence and death but also for post-productive ways of engineering sociality and hope. We invite you to help us think imaginatively about the manner in which anthropology is engaging this new landscape.
The editorial office can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Editorial Officers and Board Members (2015–2018)
Supporting Cultural Anthropology
The Cultural Anthropology website and open access journal are supported by membership fees to the Society for Cultural Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association, as well as donations and in kind support. We wish to thank those institutions and individuals who contributed their support to the journal during its transition to open access:
- Boston University
- The College of William and Mary
- Duke University
- The Duke University Libraries
- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Rice University
- The Rice University School of Social Sciences
- Danilyn Rutherford
- Stanford University
- The University of Cambridge
- The University of Texas–Austin
- The University of Wisconsin–Madison.
To join the AAA and SCA, or to get information on membership dues, please visit the AAA's membership page. If you would like make a donation in support of Cultural Anthropology's efforts to provide open access anthropology, please contact the Managing Editor.
Reading Cultural Anthropology
The journal, starting with the February 2014 issue, is freely available to all readers through the Cultural Anthropology website. No payment is necessary. Readers can subscribe to Cultural Anthropology's Atom feed, which delivers alerts about new articles as soon as they are published on the website.
Print copies of Cultural Anthropology, starting with volume 29 (2014), are available for purchase from a number of online retailers, as well as library book distributors. We have set the suggested retail price low ($12.95) to make issues affordable. Each issue will be available for purchase for one year after its initial publication date. Proceeds from the sale of print-on-demand copies of the journal help to support the society's mission, including the continued publication of the digital, open-access version of Cultural Anthropology. For an updated list of retailers carrying the journal, as well as ISBN numbers, see the Print-On-Demand page.
If you wish to submit a manuscript to Cultural Anthropology, please see the submission guidelines.
Copying and Advertising
Copying of Articles from Cultural Anthropology
Articles in the Cultural Anthropology Journal on this site are freely available to download, save, reproduce, and transmit for non-commercial, scholarly, and educational purposes. Reproduction and transmission of articles for the above purposes, other than for personal use, should include the original source and author of the article. Use, reproduction, or distribution of articles from the Journal for commercial purposes is not permitted. For questions and any additional permissions, please contact the American Anthropological Association.
Authors of articles published in Cultural Anthropology retain the right (1) To use the article for educational or other scholarly purposes of Author's own institution or company; (2) To post the article on Author's personal or institutional website; (3) To post the postprint manuscript draft (i.e. manuscript draft post-peer review) or uncorrected page proofs of article on free, discipline-specific public servers of preprints and/or postprints; (4) To publish the article or permit it to be published by other publishers, as part of any book or anthology, subject only to his or her giving proper credit to the original publication by the American Anthropological Association, unless the anthology is drawn primarily from Cultural Anthropology; and (5) the right to publish the article on any noncommercial website(s), including www.culanth.org, the site of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, a section of the Association.
Advertising in Cultural Anthropology
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