American Anthropologist

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Edited By: Michael Chibnik

Impact Factor: 1.357

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 25/83 (Anthropology)

Online ISSN: 1548-1433

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Vital Topics Forums

 Vital Topics Forum

 American Anthropologist's “Vital Topics Forums” are full-fledged discussions from several scholars on issues of contemporary relevance for anthropology, within roughly the length of a single research article.

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Anthropologists Exploring Water in Social and Cultural Life

Anthropologists Exploring Water in Social and Cultural Life

Water has become a commonplace theme in anthropological writings. Shifting consumption patterns, local politics, environmental degradation, and climate change have brought water into a prominent position in many research agendas. Water, however, is not new to ethnographic inquiry. This virtual issue looks back into past issues of American Anthropologist (AA) to assess the examination of water across decades.

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