In 2005, the coordinator of UNESCO’s Network of Water Anthropology called for an increase in studies of how various peoples think about and use water, as necessary to develop more sustainable forms of water management. Anthropologists have responded by expanding research and education in this vital area, and participating in important interdisciplinary conversations with environmental scientists, geographers, political scientists, human rights activists and others.
It is within this framework that Anthropology News seeks contributions for our January 2010 thematic issue on the anthropology of water—to highlight ongoing conversations about communities’ changing relationships with and around water, across time and place.
To participate, email a 300-word abstract and 50-100-word biosketch to editor Dinah Winnick (dwinnick @ aaanet.org) by September 21. Photo essay proposals are also welcome. Selected authors will be asked to submit commentaries of 1000-1400 words or shorter pieces for other article types. View the full CFP on our website.
Article proposal submission deadline: September 21, 2009