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Streaming Closeness: A Review of Present.Perfect

Visual and New Media Review

Streaming Closeness: A Review of Present.Perfect

Since its inception in 2005, the live-streaming industry has grown into a $5 billion enterprise. Today, hundreds of thousands of Chinese anchors (主播; zhu bo) ar... More

Decolonizing the Classroom: A Conversation with Girish Daswani

Teaching Tools

Decolonizing the Classroom: A Conversation with Girish Daswani

This Teaching Tools post features an interview with Girish Daswani, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Scarboro... More

States, Elections, and The Promise of Newness: Thinking with Pakistan’s 2018 General Election

Member Voices

States, Elections, and The Promise of Newness: Thinking with Pakistan’s 2018 General Election

In the winter of 2017, as villagers in Pakistan’s Punjab region discussed an irrigation canal breach, one of them, Shahab baba, reflected: “Ayub da time changa ... More

Temporary Possession

Theorizing the Contemporary

Temporary Possession

Around the world, experiences of ownership are turning toward temporary and contingent forms of possession. This Theorizing the Contemporary series explores tem... 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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Call for Entries: 2019 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

Advanced Graduate Students Needed for the Cultural Horizons Prize Jury

For nearly three decades, the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) has been distinguished by one of the largest graduate student memberships of any section o... More

Persistence in Digital Publishing, or, Where's My Post?

Amid the enthusiastic responses to the launch of the new SCA website yesterday, we've heard from some authors who are concerned about dead links to posts publis... More