The idea behind launching the journal kritisk etnografi – Swedish Journal of Anthropology is to foster solid and responsible scholarship of high standard in terms of ethnographic practice, societal engagement, and disciplinary exploration in a truly global endeavor.
More specifically, the journal aims:
- to provide a Swedish-based venue for anthropological voices from both the “global South” and the global North” in the academic community and in public debate;
- to strengthen the anthropological voices in, and about, current public debates on cultural differences and similarities that sometimes too easily sway into the field of xenophobia and racism;
- to promote the public engagement of anthropology, for instance when it comes to global processes of racism, and xenophobia; and
- to discuss the methodological, ethical, and epistemological problems of this engagement as particular forms of critical ethnography.