Recent presidential actions have highlighted, and potentially increased, the vulnerability of millions of people. Many in the USA might lose their health insurance in the near future, and many may find themselves further profiled or regulated into paralysis. The effects of climate change might eventually impact even more people. A new volume of Research in Economic Anthropology, to be published in 2018, will concentrate on how people face and cope with vulnerability—in a broad sense. Anthropological papers (either contemporary / ethnographic or historical / archaeological) with an economic focus that address this issue are currently being sought for this volume. Empirical analyses are generally preferred, but novel theoretical papers not grounded in a specific set of original “field” data may also be considered. (“Review of the literature” articles are generally not desired.)

In principle, submissions should be under 11,000 words in length and submitted directly to the editor as (MS Word) email attachments. All images/figures (with captions) should be included in the document. An abstract of 100-200 words is necessary, and all works cited should be included in a references section at the end. Self-identification should be avoided if possible.

Donald Wood, Editor, REA, wood@med.akita-u.ac.jp

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