PoLAR Online

PoLAR is devoted to the anthropology of law and politics, most broadly conceived. It publishes work that is distinguished by its innovative definition of problems, ethnographic orientation, or theoretical outlook. We welcome submissions of manuscripts between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length (including notes and references). More information is available on PoLAR‘s website, http://www.polaronline.org/

On-line, open-access, book reviews are available! With the Spring 2011 issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, we launched a virtual supplement.

OTHER NEWS! Virtual issue on non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This virtual issue provides a companion to the 2010 issue, bringing together nine articles previously published in our journal on the topic of NGOs. From 1998 through 2009, articles in PoLAR tracked the growing role of international and private organizations in changes all over the globe — from Nepal to Zimbabwe to Mexico. More virtual issues to follow in 2012!

Editors:    John Conley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 Justin Richland, University of Chicago

Book Review Editor: Ilana Gershon, Indiana University

Managing Editor: April Faith-Slaker, Northwestern University

Associate Editor: Kate Henne, Australian National University

Copy Editor: Lila Stromer

Please contact PoLAR at: PoLARjournal@gmail.com

Abstracting and Indexing: PoLAR is indexed on Academic Search (EBSCO), Anthropological Index, Anthropological Literature, Current Abstracts (EBSCO), European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH), Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law (Hein,International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, Sociological Abstracts, WorldCat, and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. PoLAR is now available in full text on Westlaw and Hein OnLine, two of the most important legal data bases. CLICK HERE to view the latest PoLAR Table of Contents
Full content of all issues can be found on:

Information for Contributors: While manuscripts should not exceed 8,000 words in length (including notes and references), book reviews should be from 800-1,000 words, and contributions to the Directions section should be between 900 and 4,000 words in length. All word counts should include notes and references. Prospective authors may submit manuscripts in one of two ways. You can either submit electronically via a Word or (RTF) document to PoLARjournal@gmail.com, or send four hard copies to the editorial offices of PoLAR. Please notify the PoLAR editorial office by email (PoLARjournal@gmail.com) if you intend to send a hard-copy submission rather than an electronic submission. Manuscripts submitted to PoLAR must not be under consideration by another journal or have been previously published. For specific guidelines pertaining to textual elements, see the American Anthropological Association Style Guide. For a checklist of manuscript submission requirements, please click here.

Information for Publishers: PoLAR welcomes book review copies. Publishers may send a review copy to: Ilana Gershon, Department of Communication and Culture, 800 East Third Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405

Editorial Board

Madelaine Adelman, Arizona State University Jonathan Xavier Inda, UC Santa Barbara
Victoria Bernal, UC Irvine Anastasia Karakasidou, Wellesley College
Michelle Bigenho, Hampshire College Mindie Lazarus-Black, Temple University
John Borneman, Princeton University Sarah S. Lochlann Jain, Stanford University
John Bowen, Washington U in St. Louis Bill Maurer, UC Irvine
Kimberley Coles, University of Redlands Sally Merry, New York University
Jean Comaroff, U Chicago Beth Mertz, U Wisconsin/ABF
Susan Bibler Coutin, UC Irvine Hiro Miyazaki, Cornell University
Eve Darian-Smith, UC Santa Barbara Richard Perry, San Jose State University
Jim Ferguson, Stanford University Charles Piot, Duke University
Daniel Goldstein, Rutgers University Alain Pottage, London School of Economics
Mark Goodale, George Mason University Adam Reed, University of St. Andrews
Carol Greenhouse, Princeton University Paula Sabloff, U Penn
Arjun Guneratne, Macalester College Vilma Santiago-Irizarry, Cornell University
Doug Holmes, SUNY Binghamton Sari Wastell, University of London, Goldsmith
Barbara Yngvesson, Hampshire College

Ordering Information

Members of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology Section of the American Anthropological Association receive PoLAR as part of their membership. For further information on membership in the American Anthropological Association, please visit the Member Services page on the AAA Web Site.

PoLAR is also available by subscription. Rates are available here. Institutions may contact PoLAR‘s editorial offices to request a review copy. Please submit your request on institutional letterhead by fax, (312) 988-6579 or by mail to: PoLAR, American Bar Foundation, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60611

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