Editor: Martin Holbraad, University College London
Volume 62 / 2018, 4 issues per volume (spring, summer, autumn, winter)
Subjects: Anthropology, Political and Social Theory, Social Sciences
CALL FOR SPECIAL ISSUE PROPOSALS FOR 2019 NOW OPEN!
A Note from the Incoming Editor
Editorial: Interview with Martin Holbraad on Becoming Editor of Social Analysis
What Is 'Analysis'? Between Theory, Ethnography, and Method
Martin Holbraad, Sarah Green, Alberto Corsín Jiménez, Veena Das, Nurit Bird-David, Eduardo Kohn, Ghassan Hage, Laura Bear, Hannah Knox, Bruce Kapferer
To Smile and Not to Smile: Mythic Gesture at the Russia-China Border
State and Warfare in Mexico: The Case of Ayotzinapa
Belonging: Comprehending Subjectivity in Vietnam and Beyond
The Mistakes That Make People: Reconceptualizing Power and Resistance in Rwanda
Perspectives of (and on) a Comedic Self: A Semiotics of Subjectivity in Stand-Up Comedy
Aims & Scope
Social Analysis is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to exploring the analytical potentials of anthropological research. It encourages contributions grounded in original empirical research that critically probe established paradigms of social and cultural analysis. The journal expresses the best that anthropology has to offer by exploring in original ways the relationship between ethnographic materials and theoretical insight. By forging creative and critical engagements with cultural, political, and social processes, it also opens new avenues of communication between anthropology and the humanities as well as other social sciences.
The journal publishes four issues per year, including regular Special Issues on particular themes. The Editors welcome individual articles that focus on diverse topics and regions, reflect varied theoretical approaches and methods, and aim to appeal widely within anthropology and beyond. Proposals for Special Issues are selected by the Editorial Board through an annual competitive call.
Before submitting articles to Social Analysis, authors are advised to read the Editor’s detailed advice as to what makes a good submission.
Social Analysis is indexed/abstracted in:
- Anthropological Literature (Ebsco)
- Anthropological Literature (Tozzer Library – Harvard University)
- Bibliography of Asian Studies (Association for Asian Studies)
- Biography Index (Ebsco)
- British Humanities Index (ProQuest)
- Current Abstracts (Ebsco)
- Current Bibliography on African Affairs (Baywood)
- Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
- European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH)
- International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)
- International Political Science Abstracts Database (Ebsco)
- 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)
- Left Index (Ebsco)
- MLA Directory of Periodicals
- MLA International Bibliography
- Periodicals Index Online (ProQuest)
- Scopus (Elsevier)
- Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)
- Social Sciences Abstracts (Ebsco)
- Social Sciences Index (Ebsco)
- SocINDEX (Ebsco)
- Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
- South Pacific Periodicals Index
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
Editor: Martin Holbraad, University College London
Founding Editor: Bruce Kapferer, University of Bergen
Alexandra Bakalaki, University of Thessaloniki
Rohan Bastin, Deakin University
Laura Bear, London School of Economics
Bjørn Enge Bertelsen,University of Bergen
Allen Chun, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Alberto Corsin Jimenez, CSIC, Madrid
Hastings Donnan, Queen’s University Belfast
Ghassan Hage, University of Melbourne
Elizabeth Hallam, University of Oxford
Klaus Hamberger, EHESS, Paris
Don Handelman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Laurie Hart, UCLA
Penelope Harvey, University of Manchester
Michael Humphrey, University of Sydney
Michael Houseman, EPHE, Paris
André Iteanu, EPHE, Paris
Lisette Josephides, Queen’s University Belfast
Hannah Knox, University College London
Eduardo Kohn, McGill University
Cheryl Mattingly, University of Southern California
Atsuro Morita, Osaka University
David Murray, York University, Toronto
Johannes Neurath, INAH, Mexico City
Patrick Neveling, Utrecht University
Donald Nonini, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maja Petrovic-Steger, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University
Nancy Ries, Colgate University
Knut Rio, University of Bergen
Nina Glick Schiller, University of Manchester and the Max Planck Institute
Rupert Stasch, University of Cambridge
Jason Throop, UCLA
Soumhya Venkatesan, University of Manchester
Pnina Werbner, Keele University
Richard Werbner, University of Manchester
Article submissions should be sent to the editor at SA@berghahnjournals.com. All contributions are externally refereed by scholars of international repute. We place a premium on the rapid processing of manuscripts, and contributors can expect to be appraised of their manuscript’s progress at every stage. For further information, please contact the Editor.
When considering whether to submit an article to Social Analysis, authors should take into account the journal's Aims and Scope.
Articles should be submitted by e-mail as word attachments, formatted as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format files. Submissions should be 6,000 to 8,000 words (including endnotes and references) and include an abstract of not more than 125 words and 5 to 8 keywords.
The journal's style guide is available in PDF format: Social Analysis Style Guide. This includes submission requirements of artwork (illustrations, maps, tables, and figures). The guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), 16th edition, and uses US punctuation and spelling, following Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. Manuscripts accepted for publication that do not conform to the Social Analysis style guide will be returned to the author for amendment.
Have other questions? Please refer to the various Berghahn Info for Authors pages for general information and guidelines including topics such as article usage and permissions for Berghahn journal article authors.
Social Analysis publishes up to two Special Issues per year. These are selected through an annual Call for Special Issue Proposals.
Our current call is for proposals to be submitted to the Editor at SA@berghahnjournals.com by 15 December 2017. The shortlisting of proposals will be conducted in consultation with the journal's new Editorial Board.The guest editors of shortlisted proposals will then be invited to submit the complete manuscript of the Special Issue by 1 April 2018. The manuscripts will then go to peer review, and the final selection will be announced no later than July 2018. The selected Special Issue will be published in 2019.
Special Issue proposals should be up to 2,000 words and include (a) a brief description of the theme and focus, including an explanation of the rationale for its selection of articles; (b) an account of its contribution to the existing literature; (c) an explanation of how the Special Issue addresses the journal's Aims and Scope; (d) abstracts of no longer than 125 words for each article, indicating expected word length (including endnotes and references); (e) an indication of the state of the manuscript at the time of proposal (e.g., whether drafts of the articles are already available, whether the introduction has been written, whether an afterword is pending).
Please note that Special Issues can have a total word count of no more than 66,000 words (including endnotes and references). So, including the introduction, this would typically include 8 articles of up to 8,000 words each, or 9 to 10 substantially shorter articles.
Manuscripts should be submitted following the journal's style guide, which is available in PDF format: Social Analysis Style Guide.
Authors published in Social Analysis 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 every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it 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 Social Analysis ethics statement.