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Reclaiming Hope

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Homepage_slug_3-tuvalu_post_pam Has hope become a word that betrays you? In an escalating “war on words” (van Eekelen, Gonzalez, Stotzer, and Tsing 2004, 1), has hope bulldozed over our dreams? During the 2008 U.S. presidential election, “hope” became yet another vacuous political slogan (Kirksey 2012, 20). Shortly after Barack Obama was elected, many people who had dared to harbor dreams of political ... More...

First Contact with God: Individualism, Agency, and Revivalism in the Duke of York Islands

Sincerity, “Modernity,” and the Protestants

Reflections on Hope as a Category of Social and Psychological Analysis

Issue 30.2, May 2015

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Homepage_slug_cover_30-2_for_web The May 2015 issue of Cultural Anthropology opens with a continuation of our yearlong series of short reflections on the first thirty years of the journal. Fred Myers writes on balancing radical and establishmentarian impulses during his editorship of the journal and his successor, Dan Segal, comments on editing with contrarian sensibilities. This issue contains the first of our new Openings a... More...