For the eighth annual Gregory Bateson Prize, the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) awards honorable mention to Dr. Zoe Wool for her book After War: The Weight of Life at Walter Reed (Duke University Press).
Cultural anthropology may seem an unlikely lens for studying other speciesâwhat with âanthroposâ right there in the title. But, anthropology is becoming increasingly attuned to nonhuman elements as multispecies ethnography, posthumanism, and the âontological turnâ rise to prominence.
In the United States â as in other places in the ambit of biomedicine â the efforts exerted on and by injured soldiersâ bodies in the aftermath of war are generally understood under the familiar medical rubric of ârehabilitationâ.
The May 2016 issue of Cultural Anthropology included the research article âWhat if the Environment is a Person? Lineages of Epigenetic Science in a Toxic China,â by Janelle Lamoreaux.
This virtual edition explores the topic of futures in anthropology. It highlights how the deployment of the future as an analytical tool facilitates particular claims about temporality, possibility, and the ramifications of historical events and imaginaries.
As scientists in the Working Group on the Anthropocene (WGA) move one step closer to formally declaring the Anthropocene a new geologic interval, an epoch marked by human activity fundamentally altering earth systems and leaving a permanent record in the earthâs strata, we are challenged to think