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Description and Objectives

The origin of the title Ethnologie Française can be found in its history, as it is the successor to older journals like Arts et traditions populaires (Popular Arts and Traditions). Marking a break with the past, the new title was adopted 1971 at the National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions and the Center for French Ethnology, which forms part of the CNRS. Ethnologie Française is now one of the leading journals of European anthropology, having opened up to new domains, fields, and methods of the discipline since the 1990s. The forty years of publication constituting a priceless heritage that reflects the evolution of anthropology in France.

While continuing to engage with the classic, founding subjects of the discipline (the body, relationships, nature, space, literature, and material culture), the journal addresses questions of global current affairs: migration, tourism, sports, humanitarian aid, and sexuality. The anthropology of Ethnologie Française, draws as much on French concepts as on Anglo-Saxon ones. It serves as a forum for displaying field works often to stimulate further research, and it interacts with history and sociology, two related disciplines.

Editorial Policy

Each issue (four issues per year, each 192 pages) focuses on a central theme established through discussion by editorial board. Then, the preparation is entrusted to one or more guest editors. The articles are then subjected to peer review, as well as the varia which complete each issue and are often written by young researchers. The journal devotes one of its yearly issues to the anthropology of a country in Europe that is defined culturally rather than politically. For this reason, it welcomes foreign authors (a third of articles). In 1994, Italia was published, followed more recently by: Great Britain (2007), Sweden (2008), Norway, (2009), Poland (2010), Ireland (2011), Slovenia (2012), Croatia (2013), and issues devoted to Turkey and Israel are currently being prepared.

Since 2000, Ethnologie Française has been available online at CAIRN. Previous issues have been digitized on J-STOR.

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

All PUF journals follow policies and practices that reflect the current best principles of transparency and integrity (COPE).

Core paractives are available here :

Editorial Committee

Publication director: Anne Monjaret

Editors-in-chief: Michèle Baussant, Maria Couroucli, Stefan Le Courant, Nathalie Luca

Editorial secretary: Fabienne Venou Flamant

Founder: Jean Cuisenier (CNRS)

Scientific Committee

  • Niko Besnier (Université d'Amsterdam, Pays-Bas)
  • Christian Bromberger (Aix-Marseille université/CNRS-IDEMEC, France)
  • André Burgière (EHESS)
  • Alain Corbin (Université Paris I, France)
  • † Jack Goody (St John’s College-Cambridge, Grande-Bretagne)
  • Michael Herzfeld (Harvard University, Etats-Unis)
  • Reinhard Johler (Université de Tübingen, Allemagne)
  • † Carmelo Lisón-Tolosana (Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Politicas, Espagne)
  • Jean-Pierre Peter (EHESS, France)
  • Xavier Roigé (Université de Barcelone, Espagne)
  • †Martine Segalen (Université Paris Nanterre)
  • Mila Santova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgarie)
  • Pier Gorgio Solinas (Université de Sienne, Italie)

Editorial Board

  • Tiphaine Barthelemy de Saizieu (Université de Picardie Jules Verne)
  • Michèle Baussant (CNRS-CEFRES/ISP)
  • Baptiste Buob (CNRS-LESC)
  • André Burguière (EHESS)
  • Sophie Chevalier (Université de Franche-Comté)
  • Gérard Collomb (CNRS-LAIOS)
  • Philippe Combessie (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense)
  • Sylvaine Conord (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense)
  • Maria Couroucli (CNRS-IIAC)
  • Véronique Dassié (CNRS-Héritages)
  • Nicoletta Diasio (Université de Strasbourg)
  • Jean-Yves Durand (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
  • Laurent-Sébastien Fournier (Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis)
  • Marie-Luce Gélard (Université Paris Descartes)
  • Jean-Pierre Hassoun (CNRS, EHESS)
  • Monica Heintz (Université Paris Nanterre)
  • Agnès Jeanjean (Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis)
  • Stefan Le Courant (CNRS-CEMS)
  • Laurent Le Gall (Université de Bretagne occidentale, Brest)
  • Nathalie Luca (CNRS-CéSor)
  • Anne Monjaret (CNRS-IIAC-LAHIC)
  • Madeleine Pastinelli (Université Laval)
  • Jean-Marie Privat (Université de Lorraine)
  • Gilles Raveneau (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense)
  • Mélanie Roustan (MNHN)
  • Sylvie Sagnes (CNRS-Héritages)
  • Martin de la Soudière (CNRS–Centre Edgar Morin)
  • Thierry Wendling (CNRS-Héritages)

Instructions to contributors

Manuscripts should be e-mailed at: ethnologie.franç ; the file should not exceed 2 Mo.

1. Manuscripts should not exceed 35 000 signs (5 600 words), including endnotes, references and abstract. Illustrations are not included in this extend.
The PC or Mac word-processed manuscripts (ideally in Microsoft Word format) should be sent to the editor of the journal. The submitted papers are peer-reviewed.

2. Abstracts should not be longer than up to 5/6 lines, with the title of the contribution and 5 keywords. In this very short text, it is essential to get to the point and use a style which is understandable for people who are not specialists in the given topic. One should not oversimplify the problematics nor the topic, but make the central theme of the article clear and unequivocal.

The professional and personal addresses (surface mail and email) should accompany the abstract. The professional address will be published in the paper. The contributors will receive their free copy of the journal at their personal address.

3. Notes must be typed out as endnotes at the end of the text, before the references, and chronologically numbered (they should be inserted automatically as 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.).

4. References
Use the Chicago Manual of Style.

5. Illustrations, pictures, figures and maps : the journal welcomes free of rights illustrative material to accompany articles. Each illustration (black and white photographs, colour photographs, slides and line drawings) should be supplied with a caption (title, date and author). It should also be specified on which page an illustration is to be set.
Images should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at the size of reproduction or have a minimum size of 500ko. If the illustrations are not mentioned within the body of the text, authors should indicate where to integrate them into the article. Should photographs display people, the author must obtain their consent for the publication.

6. Proofreading: the authors may not make any additions to their papers except corrections of typographical nature.


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Ethnologie française, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 0046-2616
Online ISSN : 2101-0064
Publisher : P.U.F.

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