*Please note the Chicago Manual of Style 17th provides two different styles:
ANTHROPOLOGY follows the Author-Date System
Chicago Manual of Style 17th ed.
Please do not confuse the two very different systems presented by The Chicago Manual of Style
What style does the AAA follow?
Since September 2015, the AAA citation style for all publications follows the “Author-Date System” of the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.
Please do not confuse Chicago Manual of Style's two citation style systems:
1 - Author-Date system is followed by the Anthropology Department.
2 - Notes and Bibliography system is followed by the History Department.
The following summary of citations was taken directly from the American Anthropological Association's webpage on Publishing Styles.
Asad, Talal. 2003. Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Bender, Courtney, and Pamela E. Klassen. 2010. After Pluralism: Reimagining Religious Engagement. New York: Columbia University Press.
Bielo, James S. 2016. “Creationist History-Making: Producing a Heterodox Past.” In Lost City, Found Pyramid: Understanding Alternative Archaeologies and Pseudoscientific Practices, edited by J. J. Card and D. S. Anderson, 81-101. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.
Comaroff, Jean. 1996. “The Empire’s Old Clothes: Fashioning the Colonial Subject.” In Cross-Cultural Consumption: Global Markets, Local Realities, edited by David Howes, 19–38. London: Routledge.
Chapter in Multivolume Work
Foucault, Michel. 2000. “Lives of Infamous Men.” In Power, edited by James Faubion and translated by Robert Hurley, 157–77. Vol. 3 of The Essential Works of Foucault, 1954–1984, edited by Paul Rabinow. New York: New Press. First published 1977.
Stoler, Ann, ed. 2013. Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Mauss, Marcel. 2016. The Gift. Edited and translated by Jane I. Guyer. Chicago: Hau Books. Distributed by University of Chicago Press. First published 1925.
Translations Supplied by Author
Pirumova, Nataliia Mikhailovna. 1977. Zemskoe liberal’noe dvizhenie: Sotsial’nye korni i evoliutsiia do nachala XX veka [The Zemstvo liberal movement: Its social roots and evolution to the beginning of the twentieth century]. Moscow: Izdatel’stvo “Nauka.”
Note that the original title should be transliterated, if necessary. Do not translate any other element of the reference besides the title.
Bessire, Lucas, and David Bond. 2014. “Ontological Anthropology and the Deferral of Critique.” American Ethnologist 41 (3): 440–56.
Bialecki, Jon. 2016. “Apostolic Networks in the Third Wave of the Spirit: John Wimber and the Vineyard.” Pneuma 38 (1-2): 23–32.
**Yates-Doerr, Emily. 2015. “Does Meat Come from Animals? A Multispecies Approach to Classification and Belonging in Highland Guatemala.” American Ethnologist 42 (2): 309–23. doi:10.1111/amet.12132.
**DOIs should be included only if you really did consult the article online. They are preferable to URLs, being more stable. No access date is necessary in this case.
*Daser, Deniz. 2014. “AE Interviews Catherine Lutz (Brown University).” American Ethnologist website, May 9. Accessed [Month Day, Year]. http://americanethnologist.org/2014/ae-interviews-catherine-lutz-brown-university.
*Note that online references require an access date.
Lemelson, Robert, dir. 2009. 40 Years of Silence: An Indonesian Tragedy. Los Angeles: Elemental Productions. DVD.
Single Author and Coauthors
Meyer, Birgit. 2010. “Aesthetics of Persuasion: Global Christianity and Pentecostalism's Sensational Forms.” South Atlantic Quarterly 109 (4):741-63.
Meyer, Birgit, and Annelies Moors. 2006. Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Multiple References by the Same Author
Stout, Noelle. 2014. “Bootlegged: Unauthorized Circulation and the Dilemmas of Collaboration in the Digital Age.” Visual Anthropology Review 30 (2): 177–87.
Stout, Noelle. 2015a. “Generating Home.” Cultural Anthropology Online, March 30. Accessed [Month Day, Year]. http://culanth.org/fieldsights/655-generating-home.
Stout, Noelle. 2015b. “When a Yuma Meets Mama: Commodified Kin and the Affective Economies of Queer Tourism in Cuba.” Anthropological Quarterly 8 (33): 663–90.
CITING IMAGES from the Chicago Manual of Style Online (Author-Date)
“Author-date citations are not normally used to cite images. Instead, put the information about the image into a caption or in parentheses in the text of your paper.
When you quote someone in a paper and cite a source for the quotation, you don’t normally write to the people you’re quoting to ask for permission; it’s enough simply to give them credit in a note.
For images that you borrow (photos, paintings, drawings), the rules are different. There are laws that require users to get permission from the copyright holder in addition to giving credit.
Good news for students
Luckily for students and teachers and librarians, the laws requiring permission don’t apply to “educational use.” So it’s fine to borrow images for a class paper or presentation without contacting the copyright holder—although you are not off the hook for giving credit.
Give the name of the artist, the title of the artwork (in italics), the year it was made, and where it lives (museum, gallery, etc.). It’s fine to add other information if you know it, such as the size and medium. If you found it online, give the date you found it and the URL. If you found it in a book, cite the book and page number. You can put the information in a caption near the image or in an endnote or footnote. (Images are not usually listed in a bibliography.)"
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