Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale

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Social Anthropology's new submission portal
EASA's journal is moving from Wiley to Berghahn. All those wishing to submit new articles should not use the ScholarOne system on Wiley's site, but instead go to this new portal.

A note from the new editorial team

As the journal of the EASA, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale provides a key forum for debating and showcasing the anthropological research carried out by anthropologists trained in, or currently working in, European universities. During our term as editors of the journal, we want to address the question of what, if anything, might be ‘European’ about this anthropology – not so as to reinvent a region, or boundaries, that do not exist, but more as a means to explore the multiple intellectual, institutional, and historical threads that currently make up the practice of social anthropology by those trained in, or currently working in, European universities.

Such anthropologists carry out fieldwork in every part of the world, and they pursue every possible conceptual approach. Moreover, the European region (however that may be defined) has a history of a diversity of anthropological traditions that often ran in parallel for decades, hardly even acknowledging one another across their epistemological and political divisions. A combination of the Cold War, multiple languages, and diverse institutional conditions, has meant that while European anthropology has been lively over the last decades, it has also been impossible to get a sense of anything distinctive about it, as it fundamentally lacks singularity. So our challenge will be to delve into this wealth of diversity and pull out some threads, exploring whether and how they might be tied to others, in any part of the world.

Part of this project will involve inviting colleagues in other parts of the world to comment on these threads, to generate a debate about the relations and separations between the locations in which anthropology is practised. Other parts of the project, which will expand the role of our reviews section, will draw together material generated by anthropologists – whether in conventional texts or in other media – to assess their collective contribution. Our aim is that by the end of our four years as editors, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale will have become established as the forum in which the ongoing project that is European anthropology is debated.

In light of this aim, we welcome the submission of high quality article manuscripts from all fields of social anthropology, however defined. We also welcome review articles that address some aspect of our overall aims as outlined above.

About the journal

SA/AS (ISSN 0964-0282) appears four times a year (in February, June, September and November) with four parts forming a volume.

SA/AS publishes articles in English and French which are selected by a process of peer review. Selection is anonymous and based solely on a manuscripts' innovative interest to the theory, methodology and / or practice of anthropology. The journal has been ranked category A in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH). The articles are complemented by book reviews, and successive reviews editors have taken especial care to match books and reviewers across European boundaries.

The journal was published by Wiley Blackwell Publishing from 2007-2021 and moved to Berghahn in 2022. The journal has achieved subscription status at all major University Libraries in Europe, North America, and most of Australasia. Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale is the most widely circulated anthropological journal of European provenance.


SA/AS is the acclaimed Journal of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, the major professional organization for anthropologists in Europe. While European in profile, this leading Journal has a global scope. It publishes key contributions by both established and up-and-coming anthropologists. As part of the intellectual vitality of the Journal, it also features an exciting Debate in every issue, an important Review Essay which discusses outstanding books in adjoining disciplines or in public debate from an anthropological point of view, and a thriving Book Reviews Section.

EASA Editorial Advisory Board

Monica Heintz (University of Paris Nanterre, France)
Mariya Ivancheva (University of Liverpool, UK)
David Mills (University of Oxford, UK)
Chandana Mathur (University of Maynooth)
Cris Shore (Goldsmiths University, London)
Sharon Macdonald (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Fiona Murphy (Queen's University Belfast)
Chowra Makaremi (CNRS/EHESS)

International Editorial Advisory Board

Adam Yet Chau (University of Cambridge, UK)
Ammara Maqsood (UCL)
Andrew Dawson (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Andrew Shryok (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Arne Harms (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Caitlin Zaloom (New York University, USA)
Chris Gregory (Australian National University)
Der-Ruey Yang (Nanjing University, China)
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Gabriella Coleman (McGill University, Canada)
Gisela Welz (Goethe University, Germany)
Hanna Cervinkova (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Hastings Donnan (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
Helena Wulff (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Hugh Gusterson (George Washington University, USA)
Jean-Sébastien Marcoux (HEC Montréal, Canada)
Josiah Heyman (University of Texas at El Paso, USA)
Mark Maguire (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Martin Lamotte (L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France)
Morten Axel Pedersen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Nicholas de Genova (University of Houston, USA)
Niko Besnier (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Nitzan Shoshan, (Colegio de México, Mexico)
Olivier Allard (L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France)
Paolo Favero (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Paul Wenzel Geissler (University of Oslo, Norway)
Peter Geschiere (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Sarah Green (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Segei Abashin (European University at St Petersburg, Russia)
Sophie Chevalier (Universite de Franche-Comte, France)
Stephen Campbell (University of Toronto, Canada)
Susana Narotzky (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Todd Sanders (University of Toronto)
Victor Buchli (University College, London, UK)
Yael Navaro (University of Cambridge, UK)

Printed journal

With the journal becoming fully Open Access, the previous system of members being able to opt-in to receive a printed version of the journal is no longer available. The journal is not printed.

Online access

Online access to Social Anthropology is now via Berghahn's platform. To access the journal, you must be a current member. Please go to: and enter the email address associated with your EASA membership. For any access issues, please contact Berghahn: .


(2022- ) published by Berghahn
(2007-2021) published by Wiley Blackwell
(1992-2006) published by Cambridge University Press

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