College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

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JCE is a flagship journal in ethnography, guiding qualitative research in the social sciences since 1972. Published six times per year, it provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for research that uses ethnographic methods to investigate human behavior in natural settings. JCE is peer reviewed.

Submission Details

JCE seeks empirical papers using ethnographic methods such as participant-observation, unobtrusive observation, intensive interviewing, contextualized discourse analysis, narrative analysis, and qualitative feminist analysis.

We welcome submissions from the social sciences, including Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Education, Gender Studies, Gerontology, Health Studies, Leisure Studies, Management, Marketing, Race & Ethnic Studies, Religion Studies, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

See for submission guidelines and more information.
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Contact Info

Co-Editor Kent Sandstrom

Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND  58108
Phone: 701-231-8338                 

Co-Editor Marybeth C. Stalp

Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Northern Iowa
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0513
Phone: 319-273-4330                  
Fax: 319-273-7104

Deputy Editor Carissa M. Froyum, University of Northern Iowa

Managing Editor Joan Shafer, University of Northern Iowa

Phone: 319-273-2280
Fax: 319-273-7104