Life and death are broad categories across anthropological sub-disciplines (especially biological, medical, and social-cultural), and the many articles, reviews and fictional works on these topics published by Cultural Anthropology reflect this rich ethnographic diversity. Life connotes vitality, energy, spirit, animacy, continuity, generation, and organismic being, demarcated as durational existence from nascent cellular and social development to expiration.
EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION: ANTHROPOLOGY AND YOUTH
By Roseann Liu, Amanda Snellinger, and Elizabeth Lewis
Daniel J. Hoffman
This Fall, Chris Garces, author of "The Cross Politics of Ecuador's Penal State," agreed to answer a few questions from CA intern Robert Samet. What follows are Garces' thoughts on sacrifice, prison reform in Guayaquil under President Rafael Correa, and the overall trajectory of his research in Ecuador.