March 29, 2020

Covid-19 has brought us extreme measures and truly extreme times. Journal of Extreme Anthropology invites you to contribute to the debate. I am delighted to share our first essay by Pramod K. Nayar on the plight of the Indian migrant workers in the current lockdown - in what we hope becomes a series of timely engagements with the current crisis. Please get in touch with me direcly at if you have any ideas for similar essays. To ensure that these essays are widely read, we will republish them also in this blog and t...

January 28, 2020

Call for Papers 

Algorithmic Governance and the Futures of Social Control

Special Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology

Edited by: Tereza Kuldova, Christin Thea Wathne, Heidi Enehaug & Bitten Nordrik

Download PDF of CFP here

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process
he does not become a monster. 

― Nietzsche 

Social bots, deep fakes, document fraud, fake news, propaganda, spam, lies, hoaxes, disinformation and deception. In the digital era of surveillance capitalism (Zuboff 2019), the sources and means of deception a...

January 20, 2020

Special issue edited by Aleksandra Bartoszko and Paul Christensen.

In this issue, readers will find a range of articles questioning many prevailing assumptions surrounding the labels of addiction as well as the pervasive methodologies of ‘treatment’ and ‘recovery’. The authors are astutely critical of the oft corrosive logics that dictate and organize these conceptual frameworks, offering innovative and informative insights, while questioning the ways in which care and treatment(s) can reproduce the very realities they purport to address or...

November 15, 2019

Extremities have become—or so it would seem—the matter that makes up our current world. How should we understand this reality if not through extreme examples? To engage with this and related questions the open-access Journal of Extreme Anthropology has decided to dedicate a special issue to the topic of Extreme Examples, with a planned publication date in November 2020. The special issue will be jointly edited by Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen and My Madsen.

When an example is flagged as being “extreme” it has rarely been meant as a praise. Ind...

September 24, 2019


Extreme Methods: Researching Deviance, Social Harm and Control

Olga Petintseva 

Full Issue can be accessed here

Given the particular sensitivities of much research on deviance, social harms and social control – from accessing hidden or marginalized populations, researching sensitive topics and transgressive practices, to trying to acquire a deep understanding of lived experiences and phenomenology of crime and victimization – methodological discussions have been ongoing in this thematic field since its inception. In recent decades, de...

June 6, 2019

As part of the forthcoming special issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology devoted to methods, and edited by Olga Petintseva, we are happy to present you with an ethnographic fiction film Street Life and accompanying article by Maarten Hendriks. The PDF of the article with images can be downloaded here or accessed at the journal website: 

‘My Life is Like a Movie’

Making a Fiction Film as a Route to Knowledge Production on Gang Political Performances in Goma, DR Congo


April 10, 2019

Call for Papers on ‘Security and Morality’ for a special issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology. 

Following the Security and Morality: Critical Anthropological Perspectives conference organized by the EASA Anthropology of Security Network at the University of Oslo in March 2019, the open-access peer-reviewed Journal of Extreme Anthropology has decided to dedicate a special issue to the topic, with a planned publication date of April 2020. The special issue will be jointly edited by Tereza Kuldova & Jardar Østbø. 

While some of the...

March 1, 2019

CFP Special Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology

Treating Addictions 

On Failures, Harms, and Hopes of Success

Guest editors:    Aleksandra Bartoszko VID Specialized University

                          Paul Christensen Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

PDF of the CFP can be downloaded here

© Carrie Sloan

Addiction, recovery, and treatment are contested cultural categories shaped by medical dictates, political constraints...

February 22, 2019

The conference program can be downloaded here in PDF 

Conference Program

Security and Morality

Critical Anthropological Perspectives 

University of Oslo

March 28 – 29, 2019 

Room: HF-12

Faculty of Humanities 

Niels Treschows Hus, 12th floor

Niels Henrik Abels vei 36, 0313 Oslo

Please register for the conference here:   

March 28, 2019 

09:30 Registration & Coffee 

10:00 Welcome by organizers 

Session 1

10:15 -10:45

Moral and Ethical Challenges in Ethnographic Observation in Prison Settings

Catarina Frois

10:45 -11:15


February 22, 2019


Tereza Kuldova

Sovereignty is a special issue that emerged out of the conference panel titled Sovereignty in an Unequal World at the VANDA: Vienna Anthropology Days Conference 2018, which I have organized on behalf of the Extreme Anthropology Research Network. Others have joined us along the way, as the idea of this issue caught on. 

In this issue, the reader will find a range of articles dealing with the concept and meaning of sovereignty, often from radically different perspectives. Kate Tudor has interviewed and researched the wor...

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