Anthropology in Action

Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

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Editor: Christine McCourt, City University London

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 21 • Issue 3 • Winter 2014


Editors’ Introduction
Christine McCourt, Samantha Page and Natali Valdez


Engaging in ‘Engaged’ Anthropology: Some Pitfalls in a Development Consultancy
Pat Caplan

The End Is Where We Start From: Communicating the Impact of a Family Music Project to Wider Audiences
Jude Robinson

Did Policy Change Work? Oregon Women Continue to Encounter Delays in Medicaid Coverage for Abortion
Bayla Ostrach

Poor Working Conditions, HIV/AIDS and Burnout: A Study in Cameroon
Josiane Tantchou


Anthropology: Its Importance and Implications for Policy and Practice in Pakistan
M. Sajjad Abro


Fields of Combat: Understanding PTSD Among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan by Erin Finley
Reviewed by Ted Woods

Women, Violence and Tradition: Taking FGM and Other Practices to a Secular State edited by Tamsin Bradley
Reviewed by Christine McCourt