Issue 5.1 has attracted some world-class researchers presenting theoretically significant and empirically-based content that will enliven our thinking. Articles in this issue geographically range from Sicily to Malaysia, highland Ecuador to northern Uganda. Our authors revisit large-scale societies in Mesoamerica (Feinman and Carballo) and the colonial French Caribbean (Yarrington). Contributors to this issue have conducted research among lifestyle subsistence farmers in central Europe and New Zealand (Kosnik), Druzes in Lebanon (Radwan), and Liberian refugees in Ghana (Trapp). Themes of note include the emerging middle class (Klein, Mitchell, and Junge), entrepreneurship and community reintegration (Kelman; Marshall), and ecological disaster (Benadusi; Faas). What is certain is that this issue is sure to have something for everyone!
The "Symposium", a dedicated public forum built around a single question that appears once a year, also returns in issue 5.1. The question under consideration this time is, "How can economic anthropology make sense of and engage with rising global populism?" As part of this invited symposium, a group of five distinguished scholars responded. We are thrilled and honored to have Jonathan Friedman, Paul Stoller, Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, Peter Hervik, and Karen Ho engaging with the topic of "rising global populism" from unique and varied positions - historic, popular, nationalist, European, worker, immigrant, classic, corporate, gendered, racial, etc. - which is sure to open debate, advance the discourse, and challenge the reader. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Given the success of the past editors in establishing the journal's prominence, over the next few years we will seek to provide continuity and stability so that Economic Anthropology has an opportunity to mature into a flagship journal. As such, I need your help! Please continue to promote the excellent work being published in Economic Anthropology- serve as a reviewer, submit your work, search and cite relevant Economic Anthropology articles, and ensure that this journal is the premiere submission and review destination for disseminating significant research in economic anthropology.
Finally, as a reminder, the next open issue of Economic Anthropology will be published in January 2019. We are currently accepting manuscript submissions for this issue until January 20, 2018. Therefore, there is still time to submit your work for consideration for publication next year! Please send all submissions or inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: January 4, 2018