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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


Literary Editor:

Albert Sgambati, Research Foundation, City University of New York, New York, New York, USA


Managing/Corresponding Editor:  Anthony Marcus



Book Review Editors:

Ricardo Macip, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México

Chandana Mathur, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

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


Editorial Committee:

George Baca, International Studies, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea & Research Scholar, John Jay College, City University of New York, NY, USA

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

Kirk Dombrowski, Sociology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Peter Dwyer, Social and Political Studies, Ruskin College, Oxford University, United Kingdom

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

Sharryn Kasmir, Anthropology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, USA

Susana Narotzky, Cultural Anthropology, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

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

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

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

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

Malcolm Blincow, Anthropology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dominic Boyer, Anthropology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 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

Linda Carty, African American Studies, Syracuse University, New York, USA

Suhong Chae, Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, 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

Arif Dirlik, Eugene, Oregon, USA

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

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

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

Saroj Giri, Political Science, University of Delhi, India

John Gledhill, Social Anthropology, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

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

John Hutnyk, Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

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

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

Minqi Li, Economics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

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

Ricardo Macip, Social Sciences, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México

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

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

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

Hisyar Ozsoy, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, University of Michigan-Flint, USA

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

Jakob Rigi, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Edward Rodrigues, Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India

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

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

Hylton White, Social Anthropology, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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

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


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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 that foster open debate through criticism, research and commentary from across the social sciences and humanities. We provide 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 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.  

    Our format is shaped by these goals. Following peer review, accepted manuscripts are sent to select scholars and activists whose comments are published with the article and a reply by the manuscript author. These exchanges aim to provide space for comment, criticism, agreement, and disagreement, about significant issues of our time, from a broad range of perspectives. We also publish timely reports from the field by scholars, activists, and informants. Our "Dialectical Forum" is dedicated to back-and-forth discussion among scholars and activists. Finally, our book review section rejects the traditional 1000 word format in favour of substantial essays that analyse several books or other significant texts in a dialectical way and contextualize them within contemporary politics, economics, society and culture.

    We invite contributions from authors interested in raising the level of political engagement internationally and across disciplinary divides and welcome participation by scholars, activists, and commentators from all perspectives seeking discussion about the union of theory and practice towards significant social change. Dialectical Anthropology 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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