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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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Call for contributions to a special issue of Dialectical Anthropology- Value and Politics

Classical anthropological concerns about the foundation, symbolization, circulation, and loss of value continue to generate debate in contemporary research. For instance, some authors consider the basic categories of a Marxian theory of value (e.g., production, value, objectification, and circulation/exchange) as a set of “ethnographic variables” which might change in form and content in different societies, but retain their explanatory potential (Turner 2008). Others call instead for introducing folk concepts from the field as a means of rethinking already established notions and imagining other worlds (Otto & Willerslev 2013). We seek theoretically informed and ethnographically rich papers that consider the intersection of value and politics. Especially welcome are articles with a focus outside Latin America and the Caribbean. Already committed contributions address the broader themes of value and values, monies and their politics, the common good and self-interest. Interested authors should contact Lindsay.DuBois@dal.ca as soon as possible, for an article submission deadline of January 15, 2019. Final submissions will be 7000 words in length and will follow the regular procedure of peer review.

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    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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