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Dialectical Anthropology

Dialectical Anthropology

Co-Editor: W. Lem; A. Marcus

ISSN: 0304-4092 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-0786 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10624

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Winnie Lem, International Development Studies & Women’s Studies, Champlain College, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Anthony Marcus, Anthropology, CUNY-John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York, USA


Managing/Corresponding Editor:  Anthony Marcus

Corresponding Book Editor: Chandana Mathur

Book Review Editors:

Ricardo F. Macip, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México

Shahnaz Rouse, Sarah Lawrence University, Yonkers, NY, USA

Editorial Committee:

Ayse Caglar, Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

George Baca, International Studies, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea

Leigh Binford, Sociology and Anthropology, CUNY-Staten Island, New York, USA

Jaume Franquesa, Anthropology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA

Lesley Gill, Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Sharryn Kasmir, Anthropology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA

Ricardo F. Macip, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México

Chandana Mathur, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

Kathy Powell, Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Saadia Toor, Sociology and Anthropology, CUNY-Staten Island, New York, USA

Shahnaz Rouse, Sarah Lawrence University, Yonkers, NY, USA

Founding Editor: Stanley Diamond

Former Editors: Marie-Josephine Diamond; Sabine Jell-Bahlsen; Kirk Dombrowski; Ananthakrishnan Aiyer 


Advisory Board:

A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, International Developmental Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Pauline Gardner Barber, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Diane Austin-Broos, Anthropology, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Deepankar Basu, Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA

Pamela Calla, Observatory on Racism of the Universidad de la Cordillera in La Paz, Bolivia and  Latin America and Caribbean Studies, New York University, USA

Suhong Chae, Anthropology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Jane L. Collins, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Gillian Cowlishaw, Anthropology, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Raju Das, Geography, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Molly Doane, Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Jude Fernando, International Development, Community and Environment, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Derek Gregory, Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

John Hutnyk, Social Sciences, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ahmed Kanna, Anthropology, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, USA

Deepa Kumar, Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

Gerardo Leibner, Latin American History and Culture, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Jeff Maskovsky, Urban Studies and Anthropology, CUNY-Queens College, New York, USA

Barry Morris, Behavioural Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia

Mwenda Ntarangwi, Commission Secretary for Commission for University Education (CUE), Kenya

David Nugent, Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Adolph Reed, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Alpa Shah, Anthropology, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

Paul Smith, Cultural Studies, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Alvin Y. So, Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Dina Siddiqui, Liberal Studies, New York University, New York, New York, USA

Steve Striffler, Latin American Studies and Anthropology, University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Nandini Sundar, Sociology, University of Delhi, India

Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA

Michael Watts, Geography, University of California-Berkeley, USA

Marion Werner, Geography, SUNY-Buffalo, New York, USA

Thomas Wilson, Anthropology, SUNY-Binghamton, New York, USA

Ajit Zacharias, Economics, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA




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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    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.  The journal aims to foster open debate through criticism, research and commentary from across the social sciences and humanities. It provides a forum for work with a pronounced dialectical approach to social theory and political practice for scholars, public intellectuals, and activists who are interested in  Marxism and political-economy. The journal also welcomes submissions from  those who wish to be in dialogue or debate with these traditions. Since 1975, Dialectical Anthropology has been dedicated to working towards  the transformation of class society through internationalizing conversations that focus on crises of capitalism and the means for social change.  

    The format of Dialectical Anthropology is shaped by these goals. Submissions accepted for peer review are sent to scholars, public intellectuals and activists whose comments are often published along with replies by the manuscript author to engender a dialogic exchange. The " Forum" is also dedicated to reciprocal engagement as scholars, public intellectuals and activists  are invited to respond to forum statements meant to provoke debate and discussion.  These exchanges provide space for dialectical engagement from a broad range of perspectives about significant issues of our time,  Finally, while the book review section follows the traditional 1000 word format, Dialectical Anthropology encourages the submission of substantial essays that comparatively  analyze  multiple  books, films, novels and other texts to contextualize them within contemporary politics, economics, society and culture.

    Dialectical Anthropology invites contributions from authors committed to international  political engagement across disciplinary divides, communities of practice, and oppositional political traditions by encouraging  contributions from authors  who seek to combine theories and practices of social change. The journal is committed to reaching beyond an Anglophone readership and encourages submissions, dialogue and active participation in languages other than English. The journal will publish these submissions to the extent that its resources and capabilities allow. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the Springer Website at http://dial.edmgr.com and should include abstract, five keywords, and three suggested reviewers.

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