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Beyond Narcissism in American Culture of the 1980s

Feminist Theory, Embodiment, and the Docile Agent: Some Reflections on the Egyptian Islamic Revival

Blackouts and Progress: Privatization, Infrastructure, and a Developmentalist State in Jimma, Ethiopia

Identity Dub: The Paradoxes of an Indian American Youth Subculture (New York Mix)

The Sociopolitical Lives of Dead Bodies: Tibetan Self-Immolation Protest as Mass Media

National Geographic: The Rooting of Peoples and the Territorialization of National Identity Among Scholars and Refugees

Speechless Emissaries: Refugees, Humanitarianism, and Dehistoricization

Reason, Risk, and Reward: Models for Libraries and Other Stakeholders in an Evolving Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem

Rose-Colored Glasses? Color Revolutions and Cartoon Chaos in Postsocialist Georgia

Rice Circle Debates: Two Voices

The Legacies of Writing Culture and the Near Future of the Ethnographic Form: A Sketch

The End(s) of Ethnography: Social/Cultural Anthropology's Signature Form of Producing Knowledge in Transition

A Beginning

American Academic Journal Editing in the Great Bourgeois Cultural Revolution of Late 20th-Century Postmodernity: The Case of Cultural Anthropology

Some Quotes as Queries Pertaining to Bourdieu's Own Scholastic Point of View

General Comments

A Broad(er)side to the Canon Being a Partial Account of a Year of Travel among Textual Communities in the Realm of Humanities Centers and Including a Collection of Artificial Curiosities

Editorial Retrospective

"Cultural Anthropology" Playlists

How Anthropological Curiosity Consumers Its Own Places of Origin

Editorial Curation and the Durability of Anthropological Ideas In a Time of Ambient Innovation: A Comment on the Thirtieth Year of Cultural Anthropology

The Viral Intimacies of Ethnographic Encounters: Prolegomenon to a Thought Experiment in the Play of Metaphors

Parody and the Parodie in Polynesian Cultural History

The Production of European High Culture in Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Trust as Artificial Curiosity

Cultural Pastiches: Intertextualities in the Moncrabeau Liars' Festival Narratives

The Ethnography of Natural Selection in the 1990s

Mutant Ecologies: Radioactive Life in Post–Cold War New Mexico

"Survival is Your Business": Engineering Ruins and Affect in Nuclear America

Of Headhunters and Cannibals: Migrancy, Labor, and Consumption in the Mawri Imagination

Living Ethnological Exhibits: The Case of 1886