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Clock in. Switch on. We’re making a work issue.

For our March/April 2022 issue, Anthropology News is pouring itself “a cup of ambition” for a series about work and labor. Whether you have a multispecies tale of working with nonhuman primates, a behind-the-scenes story about night-shift workers, an archaeological reflection on industrial artifacts and technology, or a tale about work in the gig economy, we want to hear it. What can anthropology show us about work practices and politics, historical and contemporary? What might we reveal about the labor of doing anthropology? From the working lives of corporate executives to work as a business anthropologist, from overwork to the absence of work, AN 63.2 will tell stories of how and why we work from a variety of places and perspectives.

We invite creative proposals that approach work with engaging stories, in the form of feature essays, photo essays, or short sound or film pieces.

Please send a 250-word pitch that outlines the story or argument of your piece, and a 50-word author bio to [email protected] by December 13, 2021. If proposing a sound or film piece, include a short clip. If proposing a photo essay, include one or two images.

First drafts will be due by January 31 and will go through a developmental edit with the AN editor. Full feature essays are 1,600–2,000 words. Photo essays comprise six–eight high resolution images and a 600-word introductory essay. Sound and film pieces should be no longer than 10 minutes in length. Final pieces will publish in the March/April print magazine and on the AN website.

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