Issue 31.1, February 2016

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Homepage_slug_cover-31-1-artwork-4-web Our February 2016 issue opens with an editorial by managing editor Marcel LaFlamme, which explains the origins of Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCIDs) and why Cultural Anthropology is now requiring authors to use them. Six original research articles complete the issue. Sarah Besky explores recent efforts to convert tea trading in India to digital financial systems, efforts that have be... More...

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...


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