About Us

The Anthropology Book Forum was founded by the American Anthropological Association as an experimental prototype in digital publishing. The Forum publishes a broad range of conversations focused on discussing and evaluating newly published work relevant to anthropological audiences, broadly conceived.

We publish online every Monday.

Academia

The Forum plays a crucial role in facilitating a vibrant exchange of knowledge.

Publishers

We work with over 100 publishers around the world to connect readers and authors.

Public

The Forum serves larger audiences in accessing and engaging with anthropological ideas.

Check out our books and films available for review

If you don't see a title or film on our site that you would like to review, please get in touch.

August Featured Books

After Servitude: Elusive Property and the Ethics of Kinship in Bolivia by Mareike Winchell

After Dark: The Nocturnal Urban Landscape and Lightscape of Ancient Cities edited by Nancy Gonlin & Meghan E. Strong

The Continuing Storm: Learning from Katrina By Kai Erikson and Lori Peek

Global Perspectives on Landscapes of Warfare edited by Hugo C. Ikehara-Tsukayama & Juan Carlos Vargas Ruiz

News and Updates

Award winning journal

The Anthropology Book Forum was awarded the 2022 GAD New Directions Award (Group Category) which calls attention to the myriad ways anthropologists are expanding anthropological perspectives in the twenty-first century.

New website

We are still in the midst of migrating content to this new website. We are hoping to have the entire site migrated by the end of August.

If you are looking for previously published work that has not yet migrated, you can view our full archives.

Other-than-English titles

We are looking for reviewers to review books in languages other than English. If you have a book in mind, or are interested in providing a review in a  language other than English, please get in touch!

Interested in writing for the Anthropology Book Forum?

The Anthropology Book Forum is an Open Access publication.

Open Access, as defined in the Berlin Declaration, means unrestricted, online access to peer-reviewed, scholarly research papers and articles for reading and productive re-use, not impeded by any financial, organizational, legal or technical barriers.

The Anthropology Book Forum ascribes to the principles set forth by the Fair Open Access Alliance