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ISSN 1420-7834

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Tsantsa is the Journal of the Swiss Ethnological Society. It publishes contributions on current topics in ethnology as well as in social and cultural anthropology in four languages: English, French, German and Italian. The journal is aimed at an international expert audience and at readers who take interest in anthropological approaches to and perspectives on social phenomena. Tsantsa accepts only (previously unpublished) original contributions.

Articles are selected on the basis of calls for papers. Manuscripts are evaluated by the editorial board and then submitted to an external peer-review process, on the basis of which the editorial board makes its decisions about the publication of submitted contributions. Tsantsa appears yearly since 1996.

The journal's title – deliberately enigmatic - refers to an earlier custom among the Shuar (Jivaro) of shrinking human heads. This practice required rich technological and symbolic forms of knowledge, which were aimed at the appropriating the «Other's» identity. This custom can be understood both as a metaphor for the anthropological project at large, as well as for its inherent contradictions.

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Issue 24 (2019)

Dekoloniale Prozesse an Schweizer Hochschulen und Kulturinstitutionen: empirische und theoretische Ansätze

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Issue 21 (2016)

Öffentliche Räume, Zusammenleben und Marginalisierung: Welche Wirklichkeiten und welche Herausforderungen prägen die Städte der Gegenwart?

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Issue 21 (2016)

Öffentliche Räume, Zusammenleben und Marginalisierung: Welche Wirklichkeiten und welche Herausforderungen prägen die Städte der Gegenwart?

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Issue 17 (2012)

Kinder als Zielgruppe und als Akteure: Zugehörigkeiten, interindividuelle Beziehungen und institutionelle Dynamiken

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Issue 15 (2010)

Anthropologie und Journalismus. Zwei Professionen im Spannungsfeld von Konkurrenz, Kooperation und Legitimation

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Issue 7 (2002)

Experiencing Medical Power and the State. Débat: Die Ethnologie und das Sponsoring

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Issue 6 (2001)

Neue Formen in Ehe und Partnerschaft. Débat: «papierlos» – «illegalisiert» – «klandestin»

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