We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology has recently published and is available online at www.berghahnjournals.com/focaal.
This issue’s theme section—titled “Capitalism and global anthropology: Marxism resurgent,” guest edited by Patrick Neveling and Luisa Steur, and coming out during the two hundredth anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth—discusses the distinctiveness of Marxian anthropology and what it has to offer to our efforts at understanding, and confronting, the complexities of the social contradictions constituted by—and constitutive of—twenty-first century capitalism. It points out common denominators of Marxian anthropology going back to Marx’s insights, but also offers a cursory social history of the diverse lineages of inquiry within Marxian anthropology, shaped by the relations and inequalities of the context in which they emerged. As always, editors’ introduction is freely available to all readers.
Focaal 82 also includes a regular articles section, which features articles on the methodological implications of “studying up” in Pakistan and on neoliberal restructuring, racial politics, and resistance in post-Katrina New Orleans. A free forum article on reclaiming Meillassoux for the age of financialization rounds out the issue.
Volume 2018, Issue 82
Capitalism and global anthropology: Marxism resurgent
Guest Editors: Patrick Neveling and Luisa Steur
Introduction: Marxian anthropology resurgent
Patrick Neveling and Luisa Steur
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