Anthropology of the Middle East

Editor in Chief: Soheila Shahshahani, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran


Subjects: Anthropology, Middle Eastern Studies


Congratulations to Chiara Maritato and Ida Hartmann, the winners of the 2018 Zubaydah Ashkanani Prize!


CALLS FOR PAPERS
Poetized Love: Affects, Gender and Society (Volume 16, Issue 2)
Religions rituals' reflection of current social conditions in the Middle East (Volume 17, Issue 1)


Anthropology of the Middle East is a part of the Berghahn Open Anthro subscribe-to-open initiative, a pilot aiming to convert 13 Anthropology journals to full Open Access on an on-going and sustainable basis.

Latest Issue Table of Contents

Volume 15 (2020): Issue 2 (Dec 2020)

Volume 15 / 2020, 2 Issues per volume (spring, winter)

Aims & Scope

Recent political events have shown an alarming lack of awareness in western countries of life in the Middle East. Anthropologists, trained in analysing local discourses and social actions and their socio-political and historical contexts, play an important role in making social and cultural developments in the Middle East more comprehensible to a wider world.

This peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for scholarly exchange between anthropologists and other social scientists working in and on the Middle East. The journal's aim is to disseminate, on the basis of informed analysis and insight, a better understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and thereby to achieve a greater appreciation of Middle Eastern contributions to our culturally diverse world.

Anthropology of the Middle East (AME) is published twice a year, in the spring and autumn. Issues are often themed and on occasion guest edited. Each issue contains articles on specific research projects and outcomes on Middle Eastern topics. A section titled "Notes from the Field" features research in progress. Book reviews and shorter reports on books, films and conferences are also included.


Indexing/Abstracting

Anthropology of the Middle East is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Anthropological Index (RAI)
  • Anthropological Literature (EBSCO)
  • Anthropological Literature (Tozzer Library – Harvard University)
  • British Humanties Index (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Cabell's Directory
  • A Current Bibliography on African Affairs (Baywood)
  • Electronic Current Contents of Periodicals on the Middle East (Dayan Center)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (De Gruyter)
  • Index Islamicus
  • Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (EBSCO)
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • Social Services Abstracts (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Sociological Abstracts (CSA/ProQuest)
  • World Wide Political Science Abstracts (CSA/ProQuest)

Editor in Chief: Soheila Shahshahani, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

Managing Editor: Fakhri Hagani, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Book Reports Editor: Fakhri Hagani, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Editorial Advisory Board
Kamyar Abdi, Science and Research University, Tehran, Iran
Eleonore Armanet, Université d'Aix-Marseille, France
Gay Jennifer Breyley, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Christian Bromberger, Université d'Aix-Marseille, France
Jean-Pierre Digard, CNRS, Paris, France
Mary Elaine Hegland, Santa Clara University, USA
Marcia Inhorn, Yale University, USA
Abderrahmane Moussaoui, Université Lyon 2, Lumière, France
Shahnaz Nadjmabadi, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen, Germany
Babak Rezvani, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Sabine Strasser, University of Bern, Switzerland
Soraya Tremayne, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford, UK
Tomoko Yamagishi, Meiji University, Japan

Manuscript Submission

Please carefully review the submission and style guidelines PDF here before submitting.

For guest editors, please review the guest editor guidelines.

The editors welcome submissions for publication in English or French. Electronic submissions are preferred, but mailed contributions will be reviewed. Please note that all correspondence will take place via e-mail.

Please send e-mail submissions and complete contact information to the Editor in Chief:
Soheila Shahshahan | soheilairan@gmail.com

Mailed submissions must include a disk or CD and three printed copies of the article:
Dr Soheila Shahshahan, Editor in Chief
Anthropology of the Middle East
Shahid Beheshti University, B.P. 19585-193
Tehran, Iran

Further correspondence, including inquiries about book reviews, may be directed to Dr. Fakhri Hagani, Managing Editor, at the.fakhri@gmail.com.

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License Agreement

As part of the Berghahn Open Anthro initiative, articles in Anthropology of the Middle East (AME) are published open access under a Creative Commons license.

Authors must visit our License Options page to select and download their preferred license agreement. Completed and signed forms should be sent to copyright@berghahnjournals.com.


Ethics Statement

Authors published in Anthropology of the Middle East (AME) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete AME ethics statement.

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