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About the Journal des anthropologues

The main aim of the Journal des Anthropologues is to encourage the distribution of recent anthropological work concerning the transformation of the contemporary world and the new research objects. Each issue is based on a comparative perspective, bringing together research in a variety of cultural areas. There is analysis of the discipline’s practices and evolution, also from pluri-disciplinary points of view. Careful attention is paid to epistemological aspects and fieldwork. With these directions in mind, the journal’s editorial committee has published works by well-established researchers as well as young researchers exploring new fields of enquiry.

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Latest issue
174-175 | 2023
Leçons de portraits

Portrait lessons
Leçon de portraits. Couverture, JDA 174-175, 2023
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Credits: Christian Guemy, collection privée

The relationship we have with portraiture has become commonplace, akin to a complete experience. Portraits can pertain to social sciences or offer escapes, enabling description, provide mediation, allow embellishment, or indicate control. At times, they capture the intricacies of a life’s narrative; frequently, they exceed its boundaries, while on other occasions, they become a basis for questioning methodologies. This dossier’s aim is to simultaneously observe certain enduring aspects, consistencies, inconsistencies, and transformations in the uses, representations, and practices of portraiture while being attentive to the instrumentalizations and permissions it enables.

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