American Anthropologist special issue on economic anthropology

Michael Chibnik has recently edited a special virtual issue of American Anthropologist highlighting the diverse economic anthropology contributions to that journal. As he says in the introduction:

In order to prepare this virtual issue, I began by compiling a list of 201 articles focusing on economics that appeared in American Anthropologist (AA) from the first issue of 1900 through the second issue of 2015. The list, organized by topic and date, appears at the end of this introduction.  Deciding which articles to put on the list was not an easy task. Because of space considerations, I restricted the list to articles in sociocultural anthropology. Although many AA articles include some information about economics, I chose only those in which the principal topic was related to the production, exchange or consumption of goods or services.

The introduction is a valuable overview of the field, and the article collection includes many classics as well as provocative perspectives.

The virtual issue is open access until the end of 2015.


CFP: Network of Iberoamerican Anthropologists (AIBR) conference


On behalf of the Network of Iberoamerican Anthropologists (AIBR), we are delighted to invite you to Madrid, Spain for the 1st AIBR International Conference of Anthropology from 7-10 July 2015.

This Conference will bring together researchers, educators, professionals, and students from around the World who are engaged in all the fields of anthropological research.

We are currently asking for panel proposals and papers. Please see details at:

We look forward to greeting you at the 1st AIBR International Conference of Anthropology in 2015!

Sergio D. López

President, AIBR


José Ignacio Pichardo Galán

Chair, Local Organizing Committee, 1st AIBR ICA


Research in Economic Anthropology now sponsored by SEA

Emerald is delighted to announce that Research in Economic Anthropology (REA), the longest-running book series exclusively dedicated to the field, is now sponsored by the Society for Economic Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association.

REAvolREA and the Society for Economic Anthropology have enjoyed a close relationship for many years, with many well known economic anthropologists and members of the society contributing works for the series.

As part of the sponsorship, SEA members are entitled to a 40% discount on all past volumes of REA. To obtain this discount, visit and enter the code SEA-REA.

The next volume of Research in Economic Anthropology will be volume 34, Production, Consumption, Business and the Economy: Structural Ideals and Moral Realities, publishing on 11th September 2014. SEA members will be entitled to redeem a 40% discount on this volume six months following publication, in March 2015.

For more information about the series, visit the homepage where you can watch Series Editor, Donald Wood, give a short introduction to the history of the series and the variety of research published.

For further questions please do not hesitate the Publisher, Cristina Irving Turner