TSANTSA 27/2022 Engaged Anthropology in and beyond Switzerland will be published in early 2022

Anthropologists in Switzerland have a long history of societal and civic engagement with various publics both in and outside academia. This special issue reflects on the multiple forms of anthropological engagement in Switzerland, on the contribution of anthropology and ethnography to society, and also on the ways such engagements transform research practices today. Although engagement is often at the very heart of anthropology, its scholarship and writing still remain fragmented. Especially in times of dramatic social and political change, engagement has taken on new forms and meanings which often remain marginal in the debates on anthropological theory and methodology.

This special issue locates Engaged Anthropology in and beyond Switzerland, within the most recent deliberations in the field that explore the politics of knowledge-production and practices of co-creation. By bringing together engaged anthropologists of various backgrounds and at different stages of their careers, the Special Issues spans different fields of engagement, ranging from work with refugees, use of dance in addressing racism, tackling environmental issues, to collaborating with international organizations engaged in multiple areas of intervention. The special issue is also the first of its kinds as a multimodal and digital issue.