About Us

The Anthropology Book Forum was founded by the American Anthropological Association as an experimental prototype in digital publishing. The ForumĀ 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.


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


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


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 by Mareike Winchell

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

After Dark

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

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

Cover of Continuing Storm revThe Continuing Storm: Learning from Katrina By Kai Erikson and Lori Peek

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