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‘Articles’ are the most traditional section of the journal. Articles should comprise a maximum of 7.000 words (including abstract, notes and bibliography, notes) and may contain a maximum of 3 images and a short videos excerpts (with max. 3 minutes running time), and a maximum of 2 sound excerpts (with max. 1 minute duration).


Essays are textual contributions (that may also contain images) comprising discussions of a more reflexive nature, not always based on empirical research. As such, they are reviewed according to criteria that places emphasis on the state of the art of a given scientific area, and the contribution the author may make to the ongoing academic debates. A more personal style of writing, or even a more exploratory or speculative framework is acceptable, as long as it is rigorously sustained by a solid theoretical corpus and the research experience of the writer. Maximum of 5.000 words and 2 images.

(Audio)visual essays

‘(Audio)visual essays’ are contributions which build upon an ample source of audiovisual material (photographs, videos, sounds, etc.), accompanied by a contextualizing text of no more than 4.000 words. Photo-essays should comprise a maximum of 15 photographs. Videos in this section are limited to 3 excerpts of 5 minutes running time each, and sound excerpts to a maximum of 3 with 1 minute duration.


‘Ethno-arts’ are either (a) works which do not fit into the traditional social sciences framework but do seek to reflect on questions relevant to the social sciences by means of experimental approaches, or (b) artistic projects which in some way articulate with the objects and topoi of anthropology, sociology or ethnography.

Field diaries

‘Field diaries’ are extracts of notes from the ethnographic field. They should be accompanied by a text of contextualization of no more than 3.000 words.

Review essays

‘Review essays’ are texts which critically examine other publications, like books, articles or films related to the social sciences, and which aim to assess those in respect to the “state of art” of its knowledge domain. They may comprise a maximum of 3.000 words, including notes and bibliography.

Critical reviews of artistic productions

This section accepts critical analyses of various artistic contents (audiovisual, multimedia, exhibitions, performances and others), produced with an anthropological/sociological or ethnographic background. The review should seek to reflect on the content, process and methodology used, as well as on the impact the artwork has for the social sciences. Submissions should deal with artistic productions already presented to the public and/or publicly available (in different circuits and/or platforms). Submissions may not exceed 4,000 words, and may contain a maximum of 3 images and a short videos excerpts (with max. 3 minutes running time), and a maximum of 2 sound excerpts (with max. 1 minute duration).


In this section we accept texts of up to 3.000 words, based on interviews that demonstrate interest in the theoretical or empirical objectives and topics featured by Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia. We consider particularly relevant interviews with academics or artists of recognized merit, who presented works that are characterized by a dialogue between art and anthropology. The transcribed interview should be accompanied by a short introductory text in which the interviewee is presented and his work contextualized, justifying its importance for the field of study in question.

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