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Below, you can browse all of the full-text articles published in Cultural Anthropology since 2014. In the weeks ahead, issues published before the journal's open-access transition will be added to the site, including links to the full-text articles hosted in Wiley Online Library.

Vol 35 No 4 (2020)

The final issue of 2020, a year too abundant in significance to characterize easily, brings us five original research articles. The issue begins with a consideration of dispute mediation in China explored by Andrea E. Pia. Pia shows how dissent is carefully managed in... More

Vol 35 No 3 (2020)

Our third issue of 2020 finds us in the midst of a global pandemic. The lives of our authors, our readers, our collaborators, our students, and our families have all been touched. At the same time, here in the United States, outrage at anti-Black violence has fueled... More

Vol 35 No 2 (2020)

This issue of Cultural Anthropology features a Colloquy, as well as four original research articles. The Colloquy revisits the pressing question of “security” across the Middle East. Moving beyond the now standardized geopolitical deployments of this... More

Vol 35 No 1 (2020)

The first Cultural Anthropology issue of 2020 features five original research articles, as well as our first edition of a new feature, Colloquy. Colloquy collections are intended to take the form of a conversation in which different vantage points are... More

Cover of the November 2019 issue, featuring an abandoned sugar factory office in Libertad, Belize.

Vol 34 No 4 (2019)

The November 2019 issue of Cultural Anthropology features five original research articles. Amy Moran-Thomas’s discussion of the devastating effects of diabetes in Belize offers a powerful perspective from which to question one of the fundamental categories... More

Vol 34 No 3 (2019)

This issue offers six original research essays drawn from diverse, contemporary sociocultural worlds. Sasha Newell offers a highly reflexive essay derived from his long-term relationships with young men and women in Côte d’Ivoire. He considers the relationship... More

Vol 34 No 2 (2019)

Five original research articles are presented in this issue. Jean Hunleth develops the concept of imaginal caring, drawing on her work with Zambian children. These children live with household members suffering from tuberculosis and HIV, elaborating imaginative stories... More

Cover of the February 2019 issue, featuring a black-and-white photo of a narrow street in Turkey.

Vol 34 No 1 (2019)

In this first issue produced under the editorship of Brad Weiss (William and Mary), Heather Paxson (MIT), and Christopher Nelson (UNC Chapel Hill), the themes of life, death, gender, and movement emerge. That all the contributions are written by women is a happy... More

Vol 33 No 4 (2018)

The November 2018 issue of Cultural Anthropology is the final issue to be edited by the collective of Dominic Boyer, James Faubion, and Cymene Howe. Accordingly, the issue opens with two editorial reflections—an editors’ farewell and a practical guide to... More

Vol 33 No 3 (2018)

The August 2018 issue of Cultural Anthropology features a new Openings and Retrospectives collection, “Algorithms and Automation,” which explores the widespread impact of mathematical procedures and their supporting sociotechnical infrastructures in the... More

Vol 33 No 2 (2018)

The May 2018 issue of Cultural Anthropology features a far-seeing addition to our Openings and Retrospectives section, “Indigenous Media Futures,” which sounds the creative and political potentials of indigenous media today. William Lempert explains that... More

Vol 33 No 1 (2018)

In our first issue of 2018, Cultural Anthropology features two new contributions to our Sound + Vision section with a shared focus on voice and sound. Laura Kunreuther uses the South Asian concept of āwāj to explore the multiplicity of democratic... More

Vol 32 No 4 (2017)

The year’s final issue of Cultural Anthropology features a new contribution to our Openings and Retrospectives section, an Openings collection on “Chemo-Ethnography.” Nicholas Shapiro and Eben Kirksey make the case for a critical engagement with modern... More

Vol 32 No 3 (2017)

The August issue of Cultural Anthropology features a Retrospectives collection on “Sovereignty,” edited by J. Kēhaulani Kauanui. In her introduction, Kauanui reflects on how the concept of sovereignty has occupied a tentative and emergent role in... More

Vol 32 No 2 (2017)

The May issue of Cultural Anthropology features the latest contribution to our Openings and Retrospectives section, a Retrospectives collection on “Affect,” edited by Daniel White. In his introductory essay, White reflects on how affect theory has... More

Vol 32 No 1 (2017)

Our first issue of 2017 features a new contribution to the journal’s Openings and Retrospectives section: an Openings collection, “Speed,” edited by Vincent Duclos, Tomás Sánchez Criado, and Vinh-Kim Nguyen. In their introductory essay, the editors discuss how... More

Vol 31 No 4 (2016)

In our final issue of 2016, Cultural Anthropology launches its long-anticipated Sound + Vision section. Stefan Helmreich introduces us to gravitational-wave science and the sonic ways of knowing it figures. Eli Thorkelson analyzes an instance of French... More

Vol 31 No 3 (2016)

The August 2016 issue of Cultural Anthropology features the latest contribution to our Openings and Retrospectives section: “Theorizing Refusal,” edited by Carole McGranahan. In the introduction to this Openings collection, McGranahan explains why it is... More

Vol 31 No 2 (2016)

Cultural Anthropology’s latest issue opens with an announcement of the founding of a new 501(c)(3), Friends of Cultural Anthropology, which has been created as a gathering point for ideas and funds to help make the journal’s open-access transition... More

Vol 31 No 1 (2016)

Our February 2016 issue opens with an editorial by managing editor Marcel LaFlamme, which explains the origins of Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCIDs) and why Cultural Anthropology is now requiring authors to use them.

Six original research... More

Vol 30 No 4 (2015)

Our November 2015 issue opens with the final installment of our yearlong series of reflections on the first thirty years of Cultural Anthropology. Anne Allison and Charlie Piot, who edited the journal from 2010 to 2014, review their experience of editing in a... More

Vol 30 No 3 (2015)

Our August 2015 issue opens with the latest installment of a yearlong series of editorial reflections on the first thirty years of Cultural Anthropology. Kim and Mike Fortun, who edited the journal from 2005 to 2010, share their thoughts on experimentalism... More

Vol 30 No 2 (2015)

The May 2015 issue of Cultural Anthropology opens with a continuation of our yearlong series of short reflections on the first thirty years of the journal. Fred Myers writes on balancing radical and establishmentarian impulses during his editorship of... More

Vol 30 No 1 (2015)

February 2015 marks the first issue produced by incoming editors, Dominic Boyer, James Faubion, and Cymene Howe, from Rice University. Their opening editorial outlines the philosophy and organizational practice of the editorial collective, discusses the challenges... More

Vol 29 No 4 (2014)

The November 2014 issue of Cultural Anthropology includes six original articles that run the gamut of contemporary cultural anthropology's interests: from the emerging economic imagination flowing out of the Occupy movement (Hannah Appel) to the... More