Taylor & Francis

Asian Ethnicity

(ISSN 1469-2953)

Aims and scope

In the twenty-first century ethnic issues have assumed importance in many parts of the world. Until recently, questions of Asian ethnicity and identity have been treated in a balkanized fashion, with anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, sociologists and others publishing their studies in single-discipline journals. Asian Ethnicity provides a cross-disciplinary, international venue for the publication of well-researched articles about ethnic groups and ethnic relations in the half of the world where questions of ethnicity now loom largest.

Asian Ethnicity covers any time period, although the greatest focus is expected to be on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In broad terms the geographical region of concern for the journal is bounded by Lake Baikal to the north, Japan to the east, Java to the south and the Caspian Sea to the west.

Asian Ethnicity is particularly interested in the following themes:

I) Unmooring ethnicity from the nation-state.

We encourage cross border studies that focus on comparative and multi-sited cultures, communities which are divided by national boundaries in South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia. The focus on the Himalayas and Hindu Kush mountains are foundational to understandings of ethnicity in China, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Pakistan which share boundaries with many neighbouring countries, as does the Annamite Range between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

II) Critical scholarly work that connects ethnicity and ecological environments.

National historiographies have urged us to look at ethnicity and ethnic identity questions only from land based national state formations. We encourage the examination of maritime and riverine societies, trade networks, entry ports and their inter-braiding with the hinterland we can explore the transregional connections that shape littoral ethnicities across islands, deltas, wetlands, archipelagos and port cities.

III) Transdisciplinary and inter Asia analytics, concepts and tools.

We encourage more emphasis on transregional research that presents Asian societies as a web of communities that interact with one another through globalised commodity-chain markets, electronic (visual and virtual) media. Ethnicity and ethic relation have become central to define individual and group identities. These are also linked with Indigeneity and Indigenous rights movements bound up with global extractive capitalism and debates on climate justice movements.

Peer Review Statement

All submitted manuscripts, review papers (including contributions to the Ethnic Voices section) and research articles are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double-blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.


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Dyscypliny naukowe:

  • etnologia i antropologia kulturowa
  • nauki o kulturze i religii
  • nauki farmaceutyczne
  • nauki o rodzinie
  • nauki o polityce i administracji
  • nauki socjologiczne
  • stosunki międzynaropdowe