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Anthropology of Work Review

Anthropology of Work Review

The Anthropology of Work Review is the peer reviewed journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Work, which is a section of the American Anthropological Association. The goal of the journal is to publish research that will facilitate exchanges between those engaged in the study of all dimensions of human work. Articles and photo essays are welcomed from those working inside and outside academic contexts, from all nations and from all subfields and areas of specialty within anthropology. Theoretical and methodological discussions of the study of work and its contexts are encouraged, including interdisciplinary, collaborative, and student submissions.

Current Issues:

Open Access Virtual Issue: Precarity

The articles in this virtual issue of Anthropology of Work Review date back to 1994 and together they bear witness to our sub-discipline’s long and nuanced engagement with the lived experience of economic and social precarity around the world.

Latest Issue

The December 2013 issue is now available on AnthroSource and the Wiley Blackwell Online Library. It includes an article by Brandi Janssen on labor management in Iowa’s organic agriculture sector and an article by Rachel Wright, winner of the 2012 Wolf Prize, on the contradictions of non-profit work. Be sure to check out the latest issue of Anthropology of Work Review. In order to receive e-mail Content Alerts regarding recently published articles in the future please visit the Wiley-Blackwell AWR homepage and click on the Journal Tools link on the left hand side of your screen.

Information for Authors

Articles submitted for peer review for publication in the Anthropology of Work Review may be sent at any time during the year. Please follow the following guidelines when submitting manuscripts for review:

(1)  Manuscripts and supporting materials should be submitted electronically to the editor at sarah.lyon@uky.edu

(2)  Manuscripts should be blinded with all identifying information removed prior to submission

(3)  Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words, including references. They should be double-spaced and formatted according to the American Anthropological Association’s style guide.

(4)  Please send, as a separate attachment, a one-paragraph abstract for the article with at least 3 keywords.

(5)  Please include a list of three possible reviewers.

(6)  All book review and visual review inquiries and manuscripts should be directed to the AWR Reviews Editor, Jim Weil (jimweilanthro@gmail.com).Book reviews should not exceed 1,000 words, and review essays should not exceed 3,000 words.

(7)  There is also a section in the journal called Scenes at Work that includes photographs and photographic essays. Photographs of and/or by workers should be submitted electronically as tif files, in black and white, and the person submitting photographic material needs to provide proof that those photographed have given specific permission to have their image(s) reproduced in the Anthropology of Work Review.

(8) It is increasingly important for authors to ensure that their articles are optimized for online searches and reading. Please ensure that your title is short and descriptive (rather than figurative) and that your keywords are accurate. We encourage authors to create video abstracts to publicize their articles. An example of a recent video abstract can be found here.  For useful information about how to best ensure your research is easily discoverable by readers please see the AAA document. Please keep in mind that the journal, along with the entire AnthroSource portfolio, will be transitioning to a fully digital format in 2016.

Ordering Information

Members of the Society for the Anthropology of Work Section of the American Anthropological Association receive the Anthropology of Work Review as part of their membership. Single copies are available for $5.00 to SAW members and
$6.00 for non-members by contacting the AAA Member Services Department (703)528-1902 ext. 3031. The Anthropology of Work Review is also available by subscription at Subscription Information.

The AWR Tables of Contents may be viewed freely from the Wiley Interscience website . If your AAA membership or institutional affiliation allows you access to AnthroSource, you will be able to use the Wiley AWR table of contents
website to access the full-text pdfs of the AWR article and book review content, dating back to 1984.