Anthropology Southern Africa

Aims and Scope

Anthropology Southern Africa (ASNA) is the peer-reviewed journal of the Anthropology Southern Africa association. Formerly the South African Journal of Ethnology (1994–2001), the journal changed name and focus in 2002. The journal aims to promote anthropology in Southern Africa, to support ethnographic and theoretical research, and to provide voices to public debates.

Anthropology Southern Africa is committed to contemporary perspectives in social and cultural anthropology and in relevant interdisciplinary scholarship. It looks at the current conditions in Southern African, African, and Global societies, taking into consideration varied challenges such as the politics of difference, or poverty and dignity. We have recently published on topics, which include, among others, cities and urbanism, new religious movements, popular culture, social media, neoliberalism, nationalism, racism, social memory, protests and social movements, health and illness, or human rights.

The journal publishes work on and from Southern Africa including Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We occasionally publish material on and from other countries, where this is deemed relevant for Southern African perspectives.

Anthropology Southern Africa is firmly based within the region while also reaching out and attracting work by a range of regional and international scholars, who are committed to Southern African scholarship. The journal publishes peer-reviewed research articles, book reviews, commentary, and other material relevant to engaged scholarly discourse within and outside Anthropology. The journal is listed in the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index.

ISSN: 2332-3256 (Print)
2332-3264 (Online)

Impact Factor: 0.6 (2022)
5-year Impact Factor: 0.6 (2022)

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

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