Writing for Anthropology


Writing for Anthropology

This group allows the sharing of personal experience and advice on how to write an article / text / paper in Anthropology.

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References Writing Workshop for Undergraduates in Social Anthropology

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Comment by Larry Stout on December 13, 2012 at 11:15pm

I'm neither hot nor buttered, Erin, but I do qualify as a specimen of humanity (this based on arrogation, not any evident consensus).  So, let's see if I can be useful (or not).  ;>)

Comment by Erin B. Taylor on December 11, 2012 at 4:16pm

Hi Larry,

Welcome to the OAC and thanks for your generous offer! Would you be at all interested in working with us at PopAnth: Hot Buttered Humanity? It's a website run by volunteers and we publish short anthropological stories written for the public (authors don't have to be anthropologists, though) and John McCreery is our writing coach.

We are keen to solicit work from people in non-English-speaking countries and are fortunately getting an intern soon to help us with this. However we are under-staffed for the coaching and proofreading that working with non-native English speakers requires. If you think this is the kind of project you'd like, you'd be most welcome.

We also have an OAC group called PopAnth if you'd like to join.



Comment by John McCreery on December 11, 2012 at 2:20pm

Larry, that's a great offer. Where do you hang your hat these days?

Comment by Larry Stout on December 11, 2012 at 1:51pm

Hello, Friends!

I've just recently joined the forum.  I'm a retired geologist/editor, not an anthropologist, but I have a strong avocational interest in a number of anthropological subjects.

I'm joining here mainly to offer my services as an editor to anyone writing in English as a second language who might benefit from friendly proofreading.



Comment by Dr Nasir Uddin on March 4, 2011 at 9:43pm

Call for Paper


Special Issue: Anthropology in South Asia

Journal: Man in India

Volume 91, Issue 3


The countries of South Asia –alphabetically Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - are externally identical but internally diverse. South Asia is a distinct region for its history of decolonisation, diversity of cultural landscape, variety of languages used, composition of multi-ethnic settings, uniqueness of festivals and rituals and the dynamics of socio-political entity. There has notable homogeneity as well as remarkable heterogeneity of between and among the people of South Asian societies. The countries of South Asia are closely link to the global flows of people, goods and ideas that has created space for cultural exchange. Societies in South Asia have been suffering for decades from the dialectics between colonial domination and post-colonial negotiation, traditional beliefs and leaning to modernity, religious orthodoxies and notions of secularism, conventional cultural settings and post-modern ideologies. The tension between old and new, tradition and modern, internal values and external influence, local wisdom and global doctrine make the societies in South Asian countries dynamic in its social organisations and cultural practices. Over the decades for having its distinct regional features, South Asian societies and countries have drawn attention of scholars across disciplines from across the world for doing research on history, society, culture, religion, ecology, politics and economics. Researches undertaken by scholars from within and beyond the region have produced distinctive scholarship on South Asia to where anthropologists largely contributed. In fact, huge numbers of ethnographies on South Asian societies produced by South Asian anthropologists and anthropologists on South Asia contributed substantially to the formation of anthropological scholarship in the world in one hand. It on the other hand significantly contributed to shape an image of South Asian societies by comprehensive understanding of its social system and cultural practice. However, what actually “Anthropology of South Asia” means is still blurred and undefined within and beyond academia. Though definitional boundary indeed confines the potentiality of building scholarship, Man in India intends to draw a conceptual territory of “Anthropology of South Asia” in its special issue on Anthropology in South Asia.


Scholars across disciplines within and beyond South Asian origin working on South Asian societies are invited to contribute to the special issue of Man in India on Anthropology in South Asia with their ethnographic research findings. Submissions of original research articles are encouraged while analytical and theoretical articles are also acceptable in specific case depending on substance and strength of the article. Deadline of submission is sharply June 15, 2011. Only electronic submission is encouraged. Send your article directly to the guest editor of this special issue, Dr Nasir Uddin, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Chittagong, email: nasir.anthro@yahoo.com

URL: www.serialspublications.com/journals1.asp?jid=401&dtype=1&j...

Comment by John McCreery on November 1, 2009 at 6:47pm
Not specifically about writing for publication in anthropological journals, but William Zinsser's Writing Well and Writing to Learn should be in every writers' library.

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