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Theorizing the Contemporary

Mold

Indoor air is largely ungoverned breathing space. As a result, there is much we don’t know about air quality in domestic dwellings. Although a few substances—ca... More

Necessary Evils

Theorizing the Contemporary

Necessary Evils

Somerset’s scrapyards become visible under two sets of circumstances. The first is when an “open burn,” as residents call them, demands the attention of the loc... More

A Space of Play: The Past and Future of the Contributing Editors Program

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A Space of Play: The Past and Future of the Contributing Editors Program

What follows is the transcript of a conversation that took place at the 2016 spring meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) between Cultural Anth... More

Invisibilities: Provocation

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Invisibilities: Provocation

Breathing seems to be referenced all over the place these days, thanks to the booming wellness industry and a discursive turn towards all things healthy: health... More

The Semiotics of Security: Infectious Disease Research and the Biopolitics of Informational Bodies in the United States: Supplemental Material

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The Semiotics of Security: Infectious Disease Research and the Biopolitics of Informational Bodies in the United States: Supplemental Material

Editorial FootnotesCultural Anthropology has published a number of articles on security, including Celia Lowe’s “Viral Clouds: Becoming H5N1 in Indonesia” (2010... More

Prendas-Ngangas-Enquisos: Turbulence and the Influence of the Dead in Cuban Kongo Material Culture: Supplemental Material

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Prendas-Ngangas-Enquisos: Turbulence and the Influence of the Dead in Cuban Kongo Material Culture: Supplemental Material

Questions for Classroom Discussion1. What is the difference between realism and materialism?2. Why should “the influence generated in prendas-ngangas-enquisos” ... More

The Double Bind of American Indian Need-Based Sovereignty: Supplemental Material

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The Double Bind of American Indian Need-Based Sovereignty: Supplemental Material

Editorial FootnotesCultural Anthropology has published a number of essays that examine how indigenous groups have been positioned in the United States. See Paul... More

The Emergence of Indigeneity: Public Intellectuals and an Indigenous Space in Southwest China: Supplemental Material

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The Emergence of Indigeneity: Public Intellectuals and an Indigenous Space in Southwest China: Supplemental Material

Editorial FootnotesCultural Anthropology has published many essays on China, including Shao Jing’s “Fluid Labor and Blood Money: The Economy of HIV/AIDS in Rura... More

Inscribing Subjects to Citizenship: Petitions, Literacy Activism, and the Performativity of Signature in Rural Tamil India: Supplemental Material

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Inscribing Subjects to Citizenship: Petitions, Literacy Activism, and the Performativity of Signature in Rural Tamil India: Supplemental Material

Editorial OverviewIn the August, 2009 issue of Cultural Anthropology, Francis Cody describes the reshaping of political communication in rural southern India th... More

Comedians, Pastors, and the Miraculous Agency of Charisma in Ghana: Supplemental Material

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Comedians, Pastors, and the Miraculous Agency of Charisma in Ghana: Supplemental Material

Editorial FootnotesCultural Anthropology has published a number of essays that describe emergent cultural formations in Africa. See Rosalind Shaw's “Displacing ... More