Editor: PD Dr. Ulrich Oberdiek, University of Heidelberg, Germany

introduces most publications in cultural/social anthropology published in German language area (Austria, Germany, Switzerland) in the form of abstracts in English. Most of these publications are not included in major Abstracting Services such as the "International Bibliography of the Social Sciences" or "Sociological Abstracts". Anthropological Abstracts (AA) includes monographs, anthologies, museum catalogs, and journal articles. It is a convenient source of information for scholars who do not read German, to become aware of these publications. Most abstracts are authored by the editor, others are bracketed by the ## sign. A print version of AA is published by Lit Verlag, Muenster, Germany.