Member Voices showcases the intellectual vitality of the SCA by featuring the work of its more than one thousand members, as well as archived content from discontinued Fieldsights sections. Submissions in a range of formats are welcome from current SCA members.

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Forum: Culture at Large 2018 with Robin Kelley

Forum: Culture at Large 2018 with Robin Kelley

At the 2018 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, the Society for Anthropology's signature Culture at Large session honored the work of hi... More

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

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

Black Availability: Antimigrant Policies in Africa and the Exploitation of Black Migrants

Black Availability: Antimigrant Policies in Africa and the Exploitation of Black Migrants

Restricting African migration to Europe has proved to be good politics for both European and North African leaders. As “tough on crime” strategies of blocking b... More

What is the Midwest Thinking? U.S. Regionalism and Nationalism

What is the Midwest Thinking? U.S. Regionalism and Nationalism

The Midwest region has become a bellwether of American national politics. Media discourses often presume that Midwestern attributes or plights manifest themselv... More

An Open Letter to President Trump

An Open Letter to President Trump

Mr. President, I am a Mayan-K’iche’ woman from western Guatemala, one of five women of approximately nine million indigenous people in my country who hold a PhD... More

Correspondence

Correspondence

Intellectual currents such as actor-network theory, environmental philosophy, speculative realism, and new (or neo-)materialism have challenged common-sense und... More

Refusing “Undocumented”: Imagining Survival Beyond the Gift of Papers

Refusing “Undocumented”: Imagining Survival Beyond the Gift of Papers

Audra Simpson (2014, 22) has described how accepting the supposed gift of citizenship from the U.S. or Canadian governments is an impossible project for the Ind... More

Touch: An #AmAnth2018 Panel Review

Touch: An #AmAnth2018 Panel Review

Touch: Tangible Difference, Worlding Techniques Touch: Contact, Ethics, Force Organizers: Zoë H. Wool, Tyler Zoanni Panelists: Anna Eisenstein, Terra Edwards, D... More

Lights Out: An #AmAnth2018 Panel Response

Lights Out: An #AmAnth2018 Panel Response

Lights Out: The Darkroom Organizer: Mayanthi Fernando Panelists: Lisa Sang Mi Min, Mayanthi Fernando, Franck Billé, Elizabeth Dunn, Lucinda Ramberg, Eduardo Koh... More

How Should We Think of the Sentinel Islanders?

How Should We Think of the Sentinel Islanders?

The last time the inhabitants of Sentinel Island were caught in the glare of global media attention was in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. The image of a Sen... More