Cultural Anthropology has published a number of essays in which violence is a central theme. Some of these essays highlight how everyday life is organized around violent practices and local images of violence. See, for example, Danny Hoffman’s “The City as Barracks” (2007) and Bruce Grant’s “The Good Russian Prisoner” (2005). Other essays examine the role of media in cultural productions of violence. See, for example, Charles L. Briggs’s “Mediating Infanticide” (2007) and Anne Allison’s “Cyborg Violence” (2001).