Please help us to prove that open-access anthropology can work!

In making Cultural Anthropology free to read, we have given up our most significant source of revenue. We need your help to ensure the financial viability of the journal into the future. Please consider making a donation, big or small, to our publishing fund. And if you aren't a member of the SCA, please think about joining.

Browse Articles


Echoes of a Yolmo Buddhist's Life, in Death

The Maoist Shaman and the Madman: Ritual Bricolage, Failed Ritual, and Failed Ritual Theory

Bloody Memories: Encountering the Past in Contemporary Poland


Response to David B. Edwards's “Afghanistan, Ethnography, and the New World Order”: On the Involuntary Redrawing of Our Subject Matter

Death and the Minyan

The Other in Chamula Tzotzil Cosmology and History: Reflections of a Kansan in Chiapas

Refractions of the Field at Home: American Representations of Hindu Holy Men in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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

Protestant Theories and Anthropological Knowledge: Convergent Models in the Ecuadorian Sierra

Somatic Modes of Attention

Sexuality and Cargo Cults: The Politics of Gender and Procreation in West New Britain

Rachel, Mary, and Fatima

Ethnography, Literature, and Politics: Some Readings and Uses of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses

Disobsessing Disobsession: Religion, Ritual, and the Social Sciences in Brazil

The Modernity of Power in the Chinese Socialist Order

Genre, Motive, ad Metaphor: Conditions for Creativity in Ritual Language

Religio and the Definition of Religion