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What Subdisciplines Were Hot

 

THEORY THROUGH TIME - HOT SUBDISCIPLINES


For each survey year we used the AAA Guide to departments to track down the subdisiplinary affiliations of all the authors who published in the top four journals in sociocultural anthropology. Below are the top two – which give a good indication of the kinds of self-identified affiliations of the people being published in the mainstream journals. Unfortunately the tabulation methods varied quite a bit.

(How to read the information)
Year
SUB-DISCIPLINE # 1
SUB-DISCIPLINE # 2

1970
Kinship and Social Organization
Linguistic Anthro

1973
Psychological Anthro
Political Anthro

1976
n.d.
Linguistic Anthro

1979
Psychological Anthro
Medical Anthro

1982
Cultural Anthro
Archaeology

1985
Religion
Economic Anthro

1988
Kinship & Social Organization
Medical Anthro

1991
Gender/ Feminist Anthro
Medical Anthro

1994
Political Anthro
Ecological Anthro

1997
Sociocultural Anthro
Economic Anthro