From Reciprocity to Relationality: Anthropological Possibilities

In September 2018 the wonderful journal Cultural Anthropology published a special edition of their Hot Spots series that I edited. You can find the link to webpage for full issue here.  The issue came about when Dominic Boyer, one of the editors of the journal (the other is Cymene Howe) contacted in in July of 2018 and asked if I would be interested in editing something that focused on the future of anthropology. The issue was incredibly fun to edit. In part, because it was responding to calls from young, dynamic, smart scholars for other people (like me) to speak up about some of the pressing issues in the field. And it part because I got to work with the people who contributed articles. I’ve linked to each article and each scholar below. I’m proud of this issue of Hot Spots and hope you enjoy it!

Introduction: From Reciprocity to Relationality

by Paige West

Regenerating Anthropologies with Hau

by Ty P. Kāwika Tengan

Underwater Anthropology

by Adriana Garriga-Lopez

Hijacking the Elevator

by Roxanne Varzi

Whose Worlds? Whose Anthropologies?

by Carlos Mondragón

The Future of Anthropology Starts from Within

by Jaskiran Dhillon

Fugitive Work: On the Criminal Possibilities of Anthropology

by Gilberto Rosas

Theory Isn’t What It Used to Be

by Veronica Davidov

Anthropology after #MeToo

by Melissa Demian

Still Naughty after All These Years?

by Thorgeir Kolshus

Melanesian Anthropology Em Nem Nating

by Fiona Hukula

Beyond the Hot Take

by Melinda Hinkson

A is for Anthropology, Affordances, Ambivalence, Aotearoa

by Sita Venkateswar

Anthropology Needs You Much More than You Need Anthropology

by Shalini Shankar


by Michelle Nayahamui Rooney

Afterword: Why Anthropology?

by Aimee Meredith Cox