Created in 2011, Hot Spots goes beyond the headlines to consider current events and pressing global issues from the perspective of anthropologists and others on the scene. Hot Spots series are reviewed by the editors of Cultural Anthropology; series editors must be current members of the SCA.

How to Submit

Send a one-paragraph description of the proposed series, a list of 10–15 contributors, and a 50–75 word abstract of each piece to Jessica Lockrem at culanth@culanth.org.

Beyond the "Greek Crisis": Histories, Rhetorics, Politics

Beyond the "Greek Crisis": Histories, Rhetorics, Politics

This forum focuses on the debt crisis in Greece (the 2010 EU/IMF “bailout” and subsequent austerity measures), as well as the various challenges that have been ... More

3.11 Politics in Disaster Japan: Fear and Anger, Possibility and Hope

3.11 Politics in Disaster Japan: Fear and Anger, Possibility and Hope

On March 11, 2011, the largest recorded earthquake in Japan’s history rocked the country. Within minutes, a tsunami that reached thirty meters in places was hea... More