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Anthropology Book Forum

Vol 7, No 1 (2021)


Who We Are

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.


Recent Reviews

New and Noteworthy Titles

Available for review

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News and Updates

In the last few years, the Forum has radically expanded the genre of the book review, and now offers a number of formats for the discussion and evaluation of recently published work relevant to anthropological audiences. See our Focus and Scope section for a full list.

In November, we published our first review of a non-English text!

Professor Lena Gemzöe shared their thoughts on “En bra plats att vara på. En antropologisk studie av mångfaldsarbete och identitetsskapande inom Svenska Kyrkan” [A Good Place to Be. An Anthropological Study of Diversity Work and Identity formation in the Church of Sweden].

We are hoping to expand our coverage of non-English titles in the future – if you have a non-English book relevant to anthropological audiences you’d like to review, please get in touch!

We are currently working to expand our Author Book Talks section. 

In this format, authors tell the story behind their book or video in a short 10-12 minute video clip. The idea is not to provide their own summary of the book, but rather to contextualize their research and point the audience towards the larger contributions of their work. How did they get interested in asking the questions they did? What drew them to the problems at hand? How do they envision their work complementing other issues of both academic and public concern?


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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