Current issue:  Vol 8 No 1 (2019): Creativity and Controversy Special Issue


Teaching Anthropology (TA) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the teaching of anthropology. A journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, TA promotes dialogue and reflection about anthropological pedagogies in schools, colleges and universities. Teaching sharpens our research questions and pushes forward disciplinary knowledge. It also opens possibilities for personal and professional transformation. Bringing together anthropological and educational ideas, the journal fosters a critical engagement with teaching practices and their role in developing our anthropological capacities. We also aim to stimulate scholarly discussions about the relationship between pedagogy and its social, institutional and political contexts.

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Teaching Anthropology will be relaunched in 2017 with a new international collective led by Dr Patrick Alexander at Oxford Brookes University. It will continue to publish high-quality research articles and teaching reflections, and also will welcome shorter contributions, responses and blogs. Please get in touch with if you have a contribution  you would like to discuss

Vol 8 No 1 (2019): Creativity and Controversy Special Issue

This special issue explores creative, experimental, and controversial approaches to teaching anthropology. Articles address the embodied, sensory, and affective qualities of teaching and learning about anthropology, as well as considering creative means of engaging with challenging subject matter through art, dance, and drama. Here we also consider ways of challenging the ways that anthropology is taught and the language used to frame the discipline, especially for those encountering anthropology for the first time. 

Published: 2019-05-08
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