The Joel S. Kahn Memorial Prize

(Photo by permission of Maila Stivens) The journal Critique of Anthropology is pleased to announce an annual Joel S. Kahn Memorial Essay Prize. Joel (1946-2018) was a founding member of the Critique group and was an active editor until his departure to Australia. There his interests expanded beyond the signal contributions he had made to … Continue reading The Joel S. Kahn Memorial Prize

Symposium at UCL celebrating the life and work of Joel Kahn

Critique of Anthropology will be publishing a Special Issue to celebrate the life and work of Joel Kahn, who died in 2017. Joel was one of the founding members of the journal, and as part of the preparation of this Special Issue, it is planned to hold a half-day symposium, in the Daryl Forde Seminar … Continue reading Symposium at UCL celebrating the life and work of Joel Kahn

Call for papers

This is a call for papers from two colleagues i had the pleasure of meeting at a conference in Leiden this week, on a topic that is extremely important today. Call for Papers Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) bi-annual conference, Oslo, 20–22 June 2018 Mobilization against resource extraction and political (re)actions ‘from above’ Organizers: Judith Verweijen … Continue reading Call for papers

Launch of new book on urban issues

On August 17, a new book that I edited with Maria Gabriela Hita and Mariano Perelman will be launched at XIV Festival of Books and Authors of the Federal University of Bahia in Salvador. Based on an international conference that we organised at the UFBA in 2014, the book offers an interdisciplinary dialogue between leading … Continue reading Launch of new book on urban issues

New IUAES World Congress Publications

The ASA monograph based on the 2013 IUAES World Congress in Manchester, World Anthropologies in Practice, has now been sent out to ASA members. But I am also pleased to announce that, thanks to Simone Abram, one the liveliest  debates from the congress has now been published in print form in the journal Identities. The … Continue reading New IUAES World Congress Publications

World Anthropologies in Practice Book

  The ASA Monograph that I put together from a selection of papers presented at the 2013 IUAES World Anthropological Congress in Manchester has now been published by Bloomsbury Academic. Number 52 in the distinguished ASA series, the book has eleven chapters written by anthropologists from different regions of the world, plus a general introduction … Continue reading World Anthropologies in Practice Book

Déjà Lu

The World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) offers an open access online journal called Déjà Lu, edited by Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Gordon Mathews. The papers that the journal publishes have all been published before, but they are selected for republication by the editors of leading journals in all the countries whose anthropological associations are … Continue reading Déjà Lu

New E-Book from Eduardo R. Saguier

Argentinian colleague Eduardo Saguier has just made a fascinating extended ethnohistorical essay entitled Pueblos sin estado y reconstrucción etnopolítica del hinterland sudamericano freely available on the Internet. For more details (in Spanish) and to download the e-book follow this link

The New War on the Poor/La nueva guerra contra los pobres

My book The New War on the Poor: The Production of Insecurity in Latin America is available in hardback, paperback, and Kindle and ePub ebook formats. It is available directly from its publisher, Zed Books, in the UK and Europe, the University of Chicago Press in the case of the Americas, North and South, or from … Continue reading The New War on the Poor/La nueva guerra contra los pobres