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Research in Economic Anthropology

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ISSN: 0190-1281

Editor: Dr. Donald Wood
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Series Editor Dr Donald Wood introduces the series

Research in Economic Anthropology (REA) is the longest-running book series exclusively dedicated to economic anthropology, and enjoys a high reputation as a promoter of “the comparative study – though time and space – of economic systems in their broader sociocultural context”, as editors Dannhaeuser and Werner described their aim in the introduction to Volume 21 (2002, p. 1).

The series was originally a publication of JAI Press (Greenwich, Connecticut) and was edited by George Dalton, close associate of noted economic historian Karl Polanyi.  Under the editorship of Dalton, REA carried both previously published material and original research reports and essays.  Barry Isaac of the University of Cincinnati, who edited Volumes 6 through 20, began the policy of including only original material in the series, and made special efforts to promote greater involvement of archaeology in the study of human economic behavior. Norbert Dannhaeuser and Cynthia Werner, of Texas A&M University, took over editorship from Volume 21, and Donald C. Wood, of Akita University (Japan), has been series editor since the publication of Volume 25.  There have also been guest-edited volumes in the series recently – notably Volumes 23 (2004) and 27 (2008). 

As an anthropological series, REA is especially concerned with empirical ethnographic research, but more theory-oriented essays and reviews are also accepted for consideration, as are submissions by non-anthropologists. Most volumes are the result of open-theme calls for papers, but some volumes center on certain themes.  For example, Volume 35 will focus on the economic aspects of climate change.  REA is sponsored by the Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA), a section of the American Anthropological Association. Many well-known economic anthropologists and members of SEA have contributed works for the series.  Today, with its considerable momentum, REA continues to promote economic anthropology and improve our understanding of human economic behavior. All papers in REA are subject to double-blind peer review.

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Coming in August

Anthropological Considerations of Production, Exchange, Vending and Tourism, Volume 37
Edited by: Donald C. Wood, Akita University

Volume 37 of REA features eleven original articles organized in four different sections, each focusing on a specific, popular and significant theme in economic anthropology: production, exchange, vending, and tourism.

Call for Papers, Volume 39

Anthropological papers with an economic focus are now being sought for Volume 39 of REA, scheduled for publication in 2018.

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Recent presidential actions have highlighted, and potentially increased, the vulnerability of millions of people. Many in the USA might lose their health insurance in the near future, and many may find themselves further profiled or regulated into paralysis. The effects of climate change might eventually impact even more people. A new volume of Research in Economic Anthropology, to be published in 2018, will concentrate on how people face and cope with vulnerability—in a broad sense. Anthropological papers (either contemporary/ethnographic or historical/archaeological) with an economic focus that address this issue are currently being sought for this volume. Empirical analyses are generally preferred, but novel theoretical papers not grounded in a specific set of original "field" data may also be considered. ("Review of the literature" articles are generally not desired.)

In principle, submissions should be under 11,000 words in length and submitted directly to the editor as (MS Word) email attachments. All images/figures (with captions) should be included in the document. An abstract of 100-200 words is necessary, and all works cited should be included in a references section at the end. Self-identification should be avoided if possible.

Please submit manuscripts to: Donald C. Wood, wood (at)

Deadline: 4 July 2017

Contact the Editorial Team

Series Editor
Donald Wood,
Akita University
wood (at)

Philppa Grand
[email protected]

Editorial Advisory Board

Jeffrey Cohen, The Ohio State University 
Geert De Neve, University of Sussex
Jumpei Ichinosawa, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University
Carolyn Lesorogol, Washington University in St. Louis
Ty Matejowsky, University of Central Florida
Atsuro Morita, Osaka University
Lionel Obadia, Université Lyon 2
Noel B. Salazar, University of Leuven
Cynthia Werner, Texas A&M University
Tamar Diana Wilson, University of Missouri

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