Special Series of Short Essays on the COVID-19 Pandemic


Dear Readers,

Pramod Nayar’s recently published essay ‘The Long Walk’ on the Covid-19 crisis in India has generated considerable interest. We are happy that the essay is engaging. However, we are surprised that it is shared on social media as a screenshot, although it is, like all our publications, freely available. For our new readers, we would also like to emphasize that JEA is run on a bona fide basis. Neither the editor(s) nor any contributors get paid.

JEA practices a rigorous, double-blind peer review policy for all full-length articles.

In addition to the publication of high-quality academic research, JEA seeks to engage with the public debate in real-time and make timely contributions on critical issues. For this purpose, we also publish relevant essays that are not peer-reviewed. These are very clearly marked as ‘essays’, and are typically considerably shorter than our peer-reviewed articles. JEA is explicitly multidisciplinary and, in addition to classic anthropological and ethnographic contributions, welcomes submissions within the fields of other social sciences, humanities, philosophy and critical theory.

On behalf of the editorial board,

Tereza Kuldova, Jardar Østbø, Christin Thea Wathne, Aleksandra Bartoszko, Steve Hall, Mathew A. Varghese

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Current Issue

Vol 4 No 1 (2020): Security and Morality: Critical Anthropological Perspectives
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Special issue edited by Tereza Kuldova (OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway) and Jardar Østbø (Institute for Defence Studies, Norway)

NB! This issue is currently in production and more articles will be published in the coming months. The final issue will appear in August 2020. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to open up the essays sections of this special issue to timely interdisciplinary reflections on the crisis as it unfolds and its impact on society - open to those interested in contributing to the public intellectual debate. Please note that these essays - following the journal's regular section policy - are not peer-reviewed. We welcome submissions, but please note that the essays may be desk rejected and their publication depends on the discretion of the editorial board. 

Published: 2020-03-08
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