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Anthropology in Action

Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

Aims & Scope

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Published in association with the Association of Social Anthropologists’ (ASA) Apply Network

Anthropology in Action (AIA) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles, commentaries, research reports, and book reviews in applied anthropology. Contributions reflect the use of anthropological training in policy- or practice-oriented work and foster the broader application of these approaches to practical problems. The journal provides a forum for debate and analysis for anthropologists working both inside and outside academia and aims to promote communication amongst practitioners, academics and students of anthropology in order to advance the cross-fertilisation of expertise and ideas.

Recent themes and articles have included the anthropology of welfare, transferring anthropological skills to applied health research, design considerations in old-age living, museum-based anthropology education, cultural identities and British citizenship, feminism and anthropology, and international student and youth mobility.

Subjects: Applied Anthropology


Current Issue

Volume 23, Issue 2 Summer 2016


Special Issue: Towards Communities of Practice in Global Sustainability, Part Two

Guest Editors: Carl A. Maida and Sam Beck

Introduction: Towards Communities of Practice in Global Sustainability, Part Two
Carl A. Maida and Sam Beck


Cultivating Sustainability Literacy and Public Engagement in Intag, Ecuador
Linda D’Amico

Affective Solidarities? Participating in and Witnessing Fair Trade and Women’s Empowerment in Transnational Communities of Practice
Debarati Sen

Communities of Practice at the Cidade do Saber: Plural Citizenship and Social Inclusion in Brazil
Carla Guerrón Montero

Spaces for Transdisciplinary Dialogues on the Relationship between Local Communities and Their Environments: The Case of a Rural Community in the Calchaquí Valley (Salta, Argentina)
Marta Crivos, María Rose Martínez, Laura Teves and Carolina Remorini

Local Trade and Exchange/Employment Systems (LETS) in Future Eco-sustainable Societies
Richard Westra

Narratives of Development: An Anthropological Investigation into Narratives as a Source of Enquiry in Development Planning
Taapsi Ramchandani

Applied Anthropology in Europe: Historical Obstacles, Current Situation, Future Challenges
Dan Podjed, Meta Gorup and Alenka Bezjak Mlakar


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