Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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Edited By: Matei Candea

Impact Factor: 1.192

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 25/81 (Anthropology)

Online ISSN: 1467-9655

Associated Title(s): Anthropology Today

What I'm Reading

JRAI is pleased to introduce a new series of occasional essays to appear in the journal, under the title, "What I'm Reading". Part review and part paean, the idea behind these essays is to promote a particular author, or text, who is either (a) not receiving as much attention as he or she should or (b) has relevance beyond a set of obvious concerns or interests.

So if you think we should all start reading W.H.R. Rivers, or Gilles Deleuze for that matter, let us know why.

Or if you think that studying political movements can be fruitfully approached through John Dewey's Art as Experience, let us know that.

Our hope is that the essays will allow for both resurrections and insurrections of various sorts - a forum for focusing discussion in an age where it's increasing difficult to focus at all. There is no set length, and no set format.

Ideas? Write to us at We would be happy to discuss them.

What I'm Reading articles

Occupy economic anthropology
Bill Maurer

What's up, Doctor Goffman? Tell us where the action is!
Richard Handler

Caste, race, and hierarchy in the American South
C.J. Fuller