Journal of Material Culture

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Journal of Material Culture  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. of Mater. Cult.
Discipline Sociology
Edited by Paul Basu and Christopher Pinney
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 1359-1835 (print)
1460-3586 (web)
LCCN 96031075 sn 96031075
OCLC no. 34536849

Journal of Material Culture is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers in the fields of Cultural Studies and Anthropology. The journal's editors are Paul Basu (University College London) and Christopher Pinney (University College London). It has been in publication since 1996 and is currently published by SAGE Publications.


Journal Of Material Culture focuses on the relationship between artefacts and social relations irrespective of time and place and aims to explore the linkage between the construction of social identities and the production and use of culture. Journal Of Material Culture draws on a range of disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, design studies, history, human geography and museology.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Journal Of Material Culture is abstracted and indexed in, among other databases, SCOPUS and the Social Sciences Citation Index. As of 2012, its impact factor is 0.395, ranking it 11/38 in Cultural Studies journals and 53/83 in Anthropology journals.[1]


  1. ^ "Journal of Material Culture". Retrieved 14 May 2014. 

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