Published between 2013 and 2015, Field Notes drew inspiration from Donna Haraway’s take on cat's cradle as a “game of relaying patterns.” In each series, four scholars wrote short pieces that built on each other in turn, using the keywords of provocation, translation, deviation, and integration as structuring devices.
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
Today marks two years since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Tohoku region. A string of additional catastrophes— tsunamis and nuclear explosions—closely f... More
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