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Gestures of Care and Recognition: An Introduction

By Lauren Cubellis

Cite As:
Cubellis, Lauren. 2020. “Gestures of Care and Recognition: An Introduction.” Cultural Anthropology 35, no. 1: 1–5.


This collection of essays offers an exploration of care as a gesture of recognition. As both object of inquiry and ethnographic representation, care is examined as the work of discerning and representing traces. The introduction and subsequent essays grapple with the work of writing about absent others, and how the anthropological endeavor might itself be considered a form of care.


care; representation; trace