A Politics of Worldbuilding


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Recently, political anthropologists and theorists have attempted to address two interrelated concerns. The first is a seemingly widespread lack of More...

Settler Atmospherics


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This essay is part of an online supplement to the Openings collection on “Chemo-Ethnography,” which was edited by Nicholas Shapiro More...

Reflections on Ethnographic Writing Today


Lucas Bessire, Paul Eiss, Amira Mittermaier and Karen Strassler posted in Dispatches on with 0 comments

Serving as the jury for this year’s Gregory Bateson Book Prize gave the four of us a remarkable opportunity to take the pulse of the discipline. More...

Race-ing Fargo


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On July 25, 2017, what started as a parking dispute in Fargo, North Dakota turned into a verbal altercation between Amber Hensley, a white woman from More...

Race and the Good Liberal


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The black man is perfect, cried James Baldwin. Surely he knew the pitch of his prose. Those like me—the middlebrow intellectual, proud reader of More...

Guiding Lines


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The author guidelines for Postmodern Culture, by its own account one of the first scholarly journals to be published on the Internet, includes the More...

The Banality of the Anthropocene


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I want to propose an Anthropocene territorialization and a subject-making project in which anthropologists might want to engage. The territory of More...

Introducing Dispatches


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In my first post to the Cultural Anthropology website as the journal’s managing editor (almost a year ago now!), I wrote about the need to More...

The Form of the Otherwise


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A quiet question was raised at the end of the “The Politics of Ontology” roundtable about where writing fit in the discussion. The absence More...

The Ontological Spin


David Bond and Lucas Bessire posted in Dispatches on with 4 comments

Commentary was a forum for responses, elaborations, and reflections on material published in Cultural Anthropology. In the second Commentary More...

Night Falls Silent in Damascus


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It’s 2 am and the night falls silent outside his window. Finally the sounds have stopped. The computer screen shimmers brightly with a stream of More...