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The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology

Aims & Scope

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The Cambridge Journal of 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 Journal of Anthropology builds on that tradition and seeks to produce new analytical toolkits 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 35 • Issue 1 • Spring 2017

Special Issue - Hope and Insufficiency: Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Guest Editors: Rachel Douglas-Jones and Justin Shaffner



Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison
Rachel Douglas-Jones and Justin Shaffner


Professionalizing Persons and Foretelling Futures: Capacity Building in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Kristin LaHatte

Capacity as Aggregation: Promises, Water and a Form of Collective Care in Northeast Brazil
Andrea Ballestero

Building Capacity in Ethical Review: Compliance and Transformation in the Asia-Pacific Region
Rachel Douglas-Jones

Corrective Capacities: From Unruly Politics to Democratic Capacitación
Susan Ellison

Capacity Building as Instrument and Empowerment: Training Health Workers for Community-Based Roles in Ghana
Harriet Boulding

Personal and Professional Encompassment in Organizational Capacity Building: SOS Childrren's Villages and Supportive Housing
Viktoryia Kalesnikava

Community Capacity Building: Transforming Amerindian Sociality in Peruvian Amazonia
Christopher Hewlett

‘Integrating Human to Quality’: Capacity Building across Cambodian Worlds
Casper Bruun Jensen

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