Proficiency: Arrival


Nick Seaver posted in Correspondences on with 0 comments

I apologize, because I am going to spoil the ending of the movie Arrival (2016) for you. (The movie is based on a 1998 short story by Ted Chiang More...

Proficiency: Listening


Alessandra Ciucci posted in Correspondences on with 0 comments

Héctor Beltrán points out how the question of proficiency in fieldwork has centered around questions of language and, in particular, on More...

Proficiency: Provocation


Héctor Beltrán posted in Correspondences on with 0 comments

I have been asked to reflect on the degree to which anthropologists need to become proficient in their own research and the extent to which they can More...



Andrés García Molina and Franziska Weidle posted in Correspondences on with 0 comments

When it comes to the study of practice, one of the main challenges for ethnographers is often the question of their own proficiency. If it is widely More...

Peter Redfield Named SCA President


Robert J. Foster posted in SCA News on with 0 comments

The executive board of the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) is pleased to announce that Peter Redfield (University of North Carolina More...

Race and the Good Liberal


Atreyee Majumder posted in Dispatches on with 0 comments

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


Jenny Chio posted in Dispatches on with 0 comments

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...

Cuba as Dreamworld and Catastrophe


P. Sean Brotherton posted in Hot Spots on with 0 comments

This Hot Spots series attempts to interrogate how Cuba is interpellated by diverse audiences to think with and about the complexities and paradoxes of More...



Pablo H. Seward Delaporte posted in Correspondences on with 0 comments

In a global order marked, on the one hand, by unfettered mobility for the powerful and their resources, and, on the other, by the strengthening of More...