Please help us to prove that open-access anthropology can work!

In making Cultural Anthropology free to read, we have given up our most significant source of revenue. We need your help to ensure the financial viability of the journal into the future. Please consider making a donation, big or small, to our publishing fund. And if you aren't a member of the SCA, please think about joining.

Browse Articles

Narrative, Discourse, and Rhetoric

Searching for “Voices”: Feminism, Anthropology, and the Global Debate over Female Genital Operations

The Antisocial Skin: Structure, Resistance, and “Modern Primitive” Adornment in the United States

Shadowboxing in the Mangrove

Beyond Writing: Feminist Practice and the Limitations of Ethnography

Fear as a Way of Life

Telling about Whites, Talking about Indians: Oppression, Resistance, and Contemporary American Indian Identity

Discourse and Discipline at the National Research Council: A Bureaucratic Bildungsroman

The Theatricality of History Making and the Paradoxes of Acting

Occupational Hazards Revisited: Reply to Moshe Shokeid


The Postmodern Crisis: Discourse, Parody, Memory

A Documentary Fiction and Ethnographic Production: An Analysis of Sherman's March

Death and Memory: From Santa María del Monte to Miami Beach

Cultural Pastiches: Intertextualities in the Moncrabeau Liars' Festival Narratives

American Academic Journal Editing in the Great Bourgeois Cultural Revolution of Late 20th-Century Postmodernity: The Case of Cultural Anthropology

Representing Culture: The Production of Discourse(s) for Aboriginal Acrylic Paintings

Challenge to Authority: Bakhtin and Ethnographic Description

Some Quotes as Queries Pertaining to Bourdieu's Own Scholastic Point of View

The Scholastic Point of View

Reply to Moffatt

Visions of the Archipelago: Michel Leiris, Autobiography and Ethnographic Memory

Consuming Culture (Genuine and Spurious) as Style

Montaigne and the Cannibals: Toward a Redefinition of Exoticism

Cultural Production and Reproduction in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico: Tropes at Play among Maquiladora Workers

Voices around the Text: The Ethnography of Reading at Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem

[Agnostic Exchange: Homeric Reciprocity and the Heritage of Simmel and Mauss]: A Commentary

When Leadership Becomes Allegory: Mzeina Sheikhs and the Experience of Military Occupation

Museums and Festivals: Notes on the Poetics and Politics of Representation Conference, The Smithsonian Institution, September 26–28, 1988, Ivan Karp and Steven Levine, Organizers

Analyzing a Speech Event: The Bush-Rather Exchange A (not very) Dramatic Dialogue

Cultural Exchange: New Developments in the Anthropology of Commodities