Economic Anthropology


Lisa Cliggett

Volume Editors

Rahul C. Oka and Ian Kuijt

Editorial Board

Katherine E. Browne, Colorado State University

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Pyburn K. Anne Pyburn, Indiana University

Dolores Koenig, American University

Deborah Winslow, NSF

Aims and Scope

Economic Anthropology is published annually by the Society for Economic Anthropology to make innovative and interdisciplinary research on economic and social life available to scholarly, practitioner, and general audiences. The journal draws from a wide range of disciplines including cultural anthropology, archaeology, demography, economics, ecology, geography, and history. Each issue is focused on a broad topic of current debate and significance, following the thematic format of the Society's Annual Meetings. Recent themes include: Greed, Inequality, Cities, Landscape, Cooperation, Tourism, Disaster, Morality, Textiles, and Food.

To further the goal of making the most current research available to a broad audience, Economic Anthropology stresses writing that is clear and accessible. We encourage authors to take advantage of the journal's online format and incorporate photos, graphics, and links to video or other ancillary materials. The journal considers the work of scholars at all points in their careers, including advanced PhD students.


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