Editor

Greg Downey, (2018-2023), Macquarie University


Ethos is an interdisciplinary and international quarterly journal devoted to scholarly articles dealing with the interrelationships between the individual and the sociocultural milieu, between the psychological disciplines and the social disciplines.

The journal publishes work from a wide spectrum of research perspectives. Recent issues, for example, include papers on religion and ritual, medical practice, child development, family relationships, interactional dynamics, history and subjectivity, feminist approaches, emotion, cognitive modeling and cultural belief systems. Methodologies range from analyses of language and discourse, to ethnographic and historical interpretations, to experimental treatments and cross-cultural comparisons.

Ethos is published by the American Anthropological Association through Wiley-Blackwell. Ethos is indexed or abstracted in the online and CD-ROM databases Abstracts in Anthropology, Anthropological Index, Anthropological Literature, Current Contents, Linguistic and Language Behavior Abstracts, Middle East: Abstracts and Index, Psychological Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts.

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Recent Publications



Special Thematic Collection: Hauntology in Psychological Anthropology
Vol. 47, No. 4 (December 2019)

Preface: Ghosts, Haunting, and Hauntology
Sadeq Rahimi  and Byron J. Good

Spectral Presences of Si Pai: Begoña Aretxaga’s Cipayo and Uncanny Experiences of Si Pai in Aceh 2008
Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good

Specter, Phantom, Demon
Thomas J. Csordas

Who is Haunted by Whom? Steps to an Ecology of Haunting
Douglas Hollan

The Power of Traces
Ellen Corin

From Metaphor to Interpretation: “Haunting” as Diagnostic of Dissociative Processes
Andrea Chiovenda

Letters to Maop: Living with a Ghost as Therapeutic Experience
Reza Idria

Specularizing the Object Cause of Desire of the Dead Other: A Ghost Story
Sadeq Rahimi

Hauntology: Theorizing the Spectral in Psychological Anthropology
Byron J. Good

Chunnilal’s Hauntology: Rajasthan’s Ghosts, Time Going Badly, and Anthropological Voice
Andrew J. McDowell