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Ethnography as a Veil: An Ekphrasic and Acousmatic Approach to Flamenco

Visual and New Media Review

Ethnography as a Veil: An Ekphrasic and Acousmatic Approach to Flamenco

How can one do an ethnography of a “mysterious force” that celebrates human struggle? How can one convey an experience of the uncanny in Flamenco music? Far fro... More

Visualize-ing Air: Data, Icons, and Translations of Smog in Lahore

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Visualize-ing Air: Data, Icons, and Translations of Smog in Lahore

My city, Lahore, is disappearing. There is nothing figurative about that sentence. I genuinely cannot see my hometown outside my window. The skyline is a haze .... More

Green Capitalism and Its Others

Theorizing the Contemporary

Green Capitalism and Its Others

Whither the Earth? From the Amazon fires to the Arctic melt, School Strikes for Climate and an American Anthropological Association meeting focused on the topic... More

The Porosity of Film: A Review of Yi Cui’s Of Shadows

Visual and New Media Review

The Porosity of Film: A Review of Yi Cui’s Of Shadows

Distributor Icarus Films writes that Yi Cui's Of Shadows (2016) juxtaposes “the rural and the urban, the grassroot and the official, the state and the local, th... More

Cultural Anthropology

Established in 1986, the peer-reviewed journal of the SCA has expanded the boundaries of the discipline and brokered new engagements with adjacent fields. Committed to innovation in scholarly communication, the journal went open access in 2014.

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CFP: Social and Cultural Implications of COVID-19

The global pandemic is generating a great deal of thinking among scholars broadly interested in the social and cultural implications of COVID-19. In order to pr... More

Distribute 2020 Keynotes / Ponencia Magistral

The Society for Cultural Anthropology and the Society for Visual Anthropology are excited to bring to you our second carbon-neutral biennial conference: Distrib... More

Call for Entries: 2020 Gregory Bateson Book Prize

The Gregory Bateson Book Prize is awarded each year by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA), one of the largest sections of the American Anthropological ... More