Darren Byler

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Cultural Anthropology Responds to Trump

Cultural Anthropology Responds to Trump

For our inaugural Collaboration Studio, we have collected politically relevant content about the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and ... More

Salvage Freedom

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Salvage Freedom

It is hard to know what to start thinking with in a book as rich with ideas as Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World. What struck me the ... More

Bateson Book Forum: The Mushroom at the End of the World

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Bateson Book Forum: The Mushroom at the End of the World

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s beautifully written ethnography The Mushroom at the End of the World evokes the forms of life that emerge in the ruins and fissures—the ... 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

Bateson Book Forum: Behold the Black Caiman

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Bateson Book Forum: Behold the Black Caiman

In their commentary on Lucas Bessire’s Behold the Black Caiman: A Chronicle of Ayoreo Life, the winner of the Society for Cultural Anthropology’s 2015 Gregory B... More

Charles Briggs on Epidemics, Psychoanalysis, and the Work of Mourning

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Charles Briggs on Epidemics, Psychoanalysis, and the Work of Mourning

In this episode the anthropologist Charles Briggs talks with the psychoanalyst Maureen Katz about the human experience of mourning by considering the effects of... More

Ethics

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Ethics

During this round of Field Notes, we have invited four scholars to think through the implications of a turn toward ethics and morality in anthropology and to ex... More

Affect

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Affect

Ruminations on affect, the passions, and emotion have intrigued students of the human experience for centuries. As early as Durkheim's descriptions of collectiv... More

Animacy: A #AAA2012 Panel Review

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Animacy: A #AAA2012 Panel Review

Animacy Panelists: Allen Feldman; Anand Pandian; Kathleen Stewart; Hugh Raffles Discussant: Timothy Choy To Timothy Choy’s thinking, describing animacy is alway... More

Walking Around in Lauren Berlant's Elliptical Life: A Review of Culture at Large 2012

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Walking Around in Lauren Berlant's Elliptical Life: A Review of Culture at Large 2012

On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life Organizers: Eleana Kim (University of California, Irvine) and Zeynep Gürsel (Macalester College) Featured Guest: Laure... More