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Assimilation, Dispossession, Erasure, or Refusal

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Assimilation, Dispossession, Erasure, or Refusal

As we reach the end of the second decade of the twenty-first century, Adivasi lives in India, whether the mainland or Andaman Islands, challenge us to rethink o... More

The Danger of a Single Threat

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The Danger of a Single Threat

In a well-known public talk, the Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie details the danger of letting a single story define a world. Collective experience d... More

Swim Lesson

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Swim Lesson

I looked down, seized by panic as the strange thought hit me that swimming was actually some sort of miracle and there was no good reason why I wouldn’t just si... More

Buying Bread in Santiago, Chile: Engaging with Documents in Times of Pandemic

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Buying Bread in Santiago, Chile: Engaging with Documents in Times of Pandemic

“My application got accepted, I can go to the bakery!” announced my father, excited that he’d be able to go buy bread after one week of strict confinement. He h... 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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Cultural Horizons Prize Jury: Advanced Graduate Students Needed

The Cultural Horizons Prize, awarded yearly by a jury of advanced doctoral students, honors the best article appearing in Cultural Anthropology during the prece... 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

Radhika Govindrajan Awarded the 2019 Bateson Prize

The Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) is proud to award the eleventh annual Gregory Bateson Prize to Radhika Govindrajan for Animal Intimacies: Interspeci... More