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.
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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.
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)
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)
Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (EBSCO)
MLA Directory of Periodicals
MLA International Bibliography
Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
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
Book Reports Editor:Fakhri Hagani, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Editorial Advisory Board
Kamyar Abdi, Science and Research University, Tehran Eleonore Armanet, University d'Aix-Marseille
Gay Jennifer Breyley, Monash University, Melbourne
Christian Bromberger, Université d'Aix-en-Provence
Jean-Pierre Digard, CNRS, Paris
Mary Elaine Hegland, Santa Clara University
Marcia Inhorn, Yale University
Marjan Mashkour, CNRS, Paris
Abderrahmane Moussaoui, Université Lyon 2, Lumière
Shahnaz Nadjmabadi, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen
Sabine Strasser, University of Bern
Soraya Tremayne, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford
Tomoko Yamagishi, Meiji University
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 | email@example.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
Further correspondence, including inquiries about book reviews, may be directed to Dr. Fakhri Hagani, Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.