Cambridge Anthropology

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Editor-in-chief: Maryon McDonald, University of Cambridge, UK

Cambridge Anthropology is an international, peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing leading scholarship in contemporary anthropology. Geographically diverse articles provide a range of theoretical or ethical perspectives, from the traditional to the mischievous or subversive, and aim to offer new insights into the worlds in which we live. The journal will publish challenging ethnography and push hard at the boundaries of the discipline in addition to examining or incorporating fields – from economics to neuroscience – with which anthropology has long been in dialogue. The original journal of this name was an in-house publication based at Cambridge University, with a remit to provide a space in which innovative material and ideas could be tested. The new Cambridge Anthropology builds on that tradition and seeks to produce new analytical tool-kits for anthropology or to take all such intellectual exploration to task.

Published twice a year, the journal features articles and book reviews in addition to an occasional ‘Reflections and Commentary’ section. Proposals for special issues and review articles are also welcomed.

Subjects: Anthropology


Current Issue

Volume 32 • Issue 1 • Spring 2014



Governing through the Brain: Neuropolitics, Neuroscience and Subjectivity
Nikolas Rose and Joelle Abi-Rached


SPECIAL SECTION: Epidemic Events and Processes

Guest Editor: Christos Lynteris

Introduction: The Time of Epidemics
Christos Lynteris

Sick Weather Ahead: On Data-Mining, Crowd-Sourcing and White Noise
Carlo Caduff

From Purgatory to Sentinel: ‘Forms/Events’ in the Field of Zoonoses
Frédéric Keck

Epidemics as Events and as Crises: Comparing Two Plague Outbreaks in Manchuria (1910–11 and 1920–21)
Christos Lynteris

Epidemic Projectification: AIDS Responses in Uganda as Event and Process
Lotte Meinert and Susan Reynolds Whyte

The Event of DOTS and the Transformation of the Tuberculosis Syndemic in India
Jens Seeberg

Afterword: Relevance and Realities of Anthropological Critiques of Epidemiology
Ezra J. Barzilay



Animism and the Question of Life (Istvan Praet, 2013)
Jonathan Woolley

New Approaches to Resistance in Brazil and Mexico (John Gledhill and Patience A. Schell, eds, 2012)
R. Aída Hernández