Inaugural Issue of HAU, Journal of Ethnographic Theory

The journal HAU is now online with its Inaugural Issue, “The G-Factor of Anthropology: Archaeologies of Kin(g)ship,” guest edited by Giovanni da Col (Cambridge) and Stéphane Gros (CNRS) in collaboration with Justin Shaffner (University of Mary Washington), Rachel Douglas-Jones (Durham), David Graeber (Goldsmiths), Philip Swift, Mylene Hengen (EHESS), Harriet Boulding (SOAS), Nathan Hedges (Virginia), Amiria Salmond (Auckland/Cambridge).

This first issue gathers an outstanding group of 19 peer-reviewed articles, unedited manuscripts, lectures, translations, reprints and prefaces.

With contributions from Anna Mann, Annemarie Mol, Priya Satalka, Amalinda Savirani, Nasima Selim, Malini Sur, and Emily Yates-Doerr; Alberto Corsín Jiménez; Tony Crook and Justin Shaffner; Giovanni da Col; E. E. Evans-Pritchard;  Maurice Godelier; David Graeber; Chris Gregory;  Edmund Leach; Laura Nader; Julian Pitt-Rivers; Marshall Sahlins; David M. Schneider; Gregory Schrempp;  Marilyn Strathern; Nicholas Thomas and  Roy Wagner. 
Visit and download the articles for free.

HAU has been supported in this challenging venture by HAU-N.E.T., a network of research centres and anthropology departments sponsoring and collaborating with the journal and its two connected book series. The network currently includes CNRS (France), Sydney (Australia), Manchester (UK), and Amsterdam (NL). 

Cite this blog post
Stéphane Gros (2011, December 6). Inaugural Issue of HAU, Journal of Ethnographic Theory. The Himalayas and beyond. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from

Stéphane Gros

Stéphane Gros is a social anthropologist at the CNRS (France), Centre for South Asian and Himalayan Studies (CESAH). He is the author of a monograph on the Drung of Northwest Yunnan province in China (La Part manquante, 2012), and has written numerous articles and book chapters on issues of interethnic relations and representations of ethnic minorities, poverty and categorization, as well as rituals and cosmology. He has edited or co-edited four collections of relevance to ethnographic theory, Chinese studies, and area studies. For 2012-2016, he was the Principal Investigator for a collaborative project titled "Territories, Communities, and Exchanges in the Kham Sino-Tibetan Borderlands", funded by a ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant. His personal research currently investigates aspects of kinship and social organization, conversion to Christianity, as well as heritage politics and environmental discourses.

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