Dialectical Anthropology is an international journal that seeks to invigorate discussion among left intellectuals by publishing peer-reviewed articles, editorials, letters, reports from the field, political exchanges, and book reviews that foster open debate through criticism, research and commentary from across the social sciences and humanities.

The journal provides a forum for work with a pronounced dialectical approach to social theory and political practice for scholars and activists working in Marxist and broadly political-economic traditions, and those who wish to be in dialogue or debate with these traditions.

Since its founding by Stanley Diamond in 1975, Dialectical Anthropology has been dedicated to the transformation of class society through internationalizing conversations about the stakes of contemporary crises and the means for social change. For three decades, the pages of the journal have provided space for comment, criticism, agreement, and disagreement about significant issues of our times.

Dialectical Anthropology is committed to reaching beyond an Anglophone readership via submissions, dialogue and active participation in languages other than English, and an editorial policy that promotes collaborations beyond the traditional concerns of Western academics.  

Now included in European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) Plus: https://dbh.nsd.uib.no/publiseringskanaler/erihplus/about/index.

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2020: 0.547. SJR is a measure of the journal’s relative impact in its field, based on its number of citations and number of articles per publication year.

124 out of 445 on the Arts and Humanities (Misc) list

316 out of 1238 on the Sociology and Political Science list

68 out of 394 on the Anthropology list

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2020: 0.800. The SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.

CiteScore 2020: 1.2

h-index: 18


  • An international journal for critical minds in anthropology, the arts and humanities, and social and political sciences
  • A major contributor to the radical literature of our time
  • Publishes social critiques of every aspect of contemporary civilization
  • Includes essays, reviews, memoirs and more

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  • Winnie Lem,
  • Anthony Marcus,
  • Jaume Franquesa
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Volume 46

Issue 2, June 2022

Special Issue: About Mexican Formations

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