What is the Deal with the Nacirema?!?-AAA Viewer Stats and the Relevance of #Anthropology

Posted on July 30, 2013


What is the Deal with the Nacierma? Answer that question and you will have great insights into the relevance of Anthropology (and in certain parts of the world that includes archaeology) to our modern world.

A little background to that cryptic sentence- Again, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has been very kind and shared some of their viewer statistics with me. I had asked for a breakdown of their view stats on an article by article bases for 2012. They then informed me that they have 500,000 articles in AnthroSource and that might be a little too much to request from Wiley-Blackwell. However, they did request the top 100 articles and sent me the top 195!, which gives great insights into publishing, societies, and anthropology. The full list is at the end of this post (you should probably take a brief look at it now).

The first aspect that pops out of the stats is the fact that the number one most viewed article, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema, is Open Access (get it here). Ok, maybe that does not jump out to you but if you hang in there with me it has huge implications.  The second aspect that jumps out is the number of views a single article gets- 30,000+. Yes, scholarly articles get 10,000s of views or can if they also happen to be Open Access but I digress. Academic writing can be and is of value to people outside of ivory towers.

The third aspect that jumps out is the subjects of these top viewed articles. Body Ritual Among the Nacirema  is commentary on modern (relatively modern, 1950s) American culture (North American for you Canadians feeling left out) and is satire of anthropology. To be 100% honest, I had to look up the article to see what it was about before remembering that I had read it in undergrad. The number one viewed article, in 2012, from the AAA is satire on anthropology. What does that say about Anthropology?

Don’t get too caught up with the Naacirema, satire, it’s meaning, etc. and take a look at the subjects of the next couple of top articles- immigrate groups, Muslim women, race, women, politics, #Occupy (insert term), terrorism, etc. etc. etc. It is the top issues of the world, or parts of it, today. People are looking to Anthropology for commentary on important matters in the world today, and it is locked away. Remember, I said Open Access may not be the first aspect that jumps out at you but it is important. The AAA have a very long rolling wall of OA – pre-early-1970s articles are OA. The most viewed articles are mostly hidden behind a paywall.

This has, in my opinion, several important implications. One, is that Anthropology has the potential to add meaningful insights to contemporary problems (see Living Anthropologically for a more indepth  discussion of this ). The second, NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW. When the world, and by the world I mean politicians, news organizations (CNN, Fox News, New York Times, The Economists, The Albuquerque Journal, etc.) and everyday people go to economists for answers. You know what every major economists has? I will leave the definition of ‘major’ up to you but if you look at definitions such as well regarded, highly cited, well know, etc. it doesn’t matter the answer will be the same. That answer is a blog. When economists link to Anthropology blogs they melt the servers of those anthropology blogs. The take home message is that if you want to be relevant to the world, you have to let the world in.

There is a TV show, Parks and Recreation. and it has a character named Ron Swanson. In one episode he sits down at a restaurant and says, ‘I want all your eggs and bacon’ to which the waiter responds, ‘ok’. He then stops the waiter and says, ‘No, you probably heard me say I want a lot of eggs and bacon. I said I want ALL your eggs and bacon’.

I am telling this story because I am saying make your work Open and Accessible. I am NOT saying dumb down your work. That is a horrible straw man argument that always gets brought up when someone says OA. To prove my point go read an economist blog. Done? Feel like blowing your brains out from boredom? Feel like Paul on the road to Damascus with new insights? Feel like, meh/indifferent?  You probably have one of these reactions, like everyone else. The reason is because most economists put there work out there as is, they don’t “dumb it down”.  They also don’t treat their audience like idiots, well most don’t. You can put highly technical and jargon laden work online, I may not like it but someone will. Take a look at these top anthropology articles- they tackle complex issues AND they don’t pull any punches AND people read them.  In my opinion, Anthropology can do the same and be of value to people outside the discipline.

This is a lot of information to process-

  1. the top viewed anthropology article is satire on Anthropology (it’s also Open Access)
  2. academic anthropology articles get 10,000s of views each
  3. the top viewed articles have insights into modern problems and people can’t read them

There are also interesting implications for publishing and societies but I will leave that for another post. I will leave it to smarter people than myself to investigate the meaning and implications of these findings. So my dear readers, if you have any insights please do share them with me.


Access Article Title Author Publication Issue Page
30309 Body Ritual among the Nacirema Horace Miner American Anthropologist Vol. 58, No. 3, Jun., 1956 503
16519 The Political Topography of Spanish and English: The View from a New York Puerto Rican Neighborhood Bonnie Urciuoli American Ethnologist Vol. 18, No. 2, May, 1991 295
15159 Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others Lila Abu-Lughod American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 3, Sep., 2002 783
10908 “Race” and the Construction of Human Identity Audrey Smedley American Anthropologist Vol. 100, No. 3, Sep., 1998 690
7808 The Oedipus Complex, Antigone, and Electra: The Woman as Hero and Victim Dorothy Willner American Anthropologist Vol. 84, No. 1, Mar., 1982 58
7291 Beyond “Culture”: Space, Identity, and the Politics of Difference Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson Cultural Anthropology Vol. 7, No. 1, Feb., 1992 6
5825 Reflections on #Occupy Everywhere: Social media, public space, and emerging logics of aggregation 39 American Ethnologist 2 3039
5676 The Mindful Body: A Prolegomenon to Future Work in Medical Anthropology Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Margaret M. Lock Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 1, No. 1, Mar., 1987 6
5186 Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: A Political Perspective on Culture and Terrorism Mahmood Mamdani American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 3, Sep., 2002 766
4733 The Romance of Resistance: Tracing Transformations of Power Through Bedouin Women Lila Abu-Lughod American Ethnologist Vol. 17, No. 1, Feb., 1990 41
4314 Behind the Model-Minority Stereotype: Voices of High- and Low-Achieving Asian American Students Stacey J. Lee Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 25, No. 4, Dec., 1994 413
4253 China’s One-Child Policy and the Empowerment of Urban Daughters Vanessa L. Fong American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 4, Dec., 2002 1098
4243 The Evolution of Human Origins Carol Ward American Anthropologist Vol. 105, No. 1, Mar., 2003 77
4011 The Maasai and the Lion King: Authenticity, Nationalism, and Globalization in African Tourism Edward M. Bruner American Ethnologist Vol. 28, No. 4, Nov., 2001 881
3881 Approaches to Multicultural Education in the United States: Some Concepts and Assumptions Margaret Alison Gibson Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring, 1984 94
3857 Feminist Theory, Embodiment, and the Docile Agent: Some Reflections on the Egyptian Islamic Revival Saba Mahmood Cultural Anthropology Vol. 16, No. 2, May, 2001 202
3708 Diasporas James Clifford Cultural Anthropology Vol. 9, No. 3, Aug., 1994 302
3644 Students’ Resistance in the Classroom Bracha Alpert Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 22, No. 4, Dec., 1991 350
3550 Hierarchies of Choice: The Social Construction of Rank in Jane Austen Richard Handler and Daniel A. Segal American Ethnologist Vol. 12, No. 4, Nov., 1985 691
3460 Campus Sustainable Food Projects: Critique and Engagement 113 American Anthropologist 1 841
3406 War, Factionalism, and the State in Afghanistan Nazif M. Shahrani American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 3, Sep., 2002 715
3401 The Occupy Movement in Žižek’s hometown: Direct democracy and a politics of becoming 39 American Ethnologist 2 1956
3354 On Happiness 114 American Anthropologist 1 1331
3345 The Collapse of the Classic Maya: A Case for the Role of Water Control Lisa J. Lucero American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 3, Sep., 2002 814
3232 Medicalization of Racial Features: Asian American Women and Cosmetic Surgery Eugenia Kaw Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 7, No. 1, Mar., 1993 74
3146 Making War at Home in the United States: Militarization and the Current Crisis Catherine Lutz American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 3, Sep., 2002 723
3117 Beyond Theology: Toward an Anthropology of “Fundamentalism” Judith Nagata American Anthropologist Vol. 103, No. 2, Jun., 2001 481
3088 Homogeneity of Personality Characteristics: A Comparison between Old Order Amish and Non-Amish Joe Wittmer American Anthropologist Vol. 72, No. 5, Oct., 1970 1063
3052 Introduction: Expanding the Discourse on “Race” Faye V. Harrison American Anthropologist Vol. 100, No. 3, Sep., 1998 609
3035 THE SCOPE OF LINGUISTICS 49 American Anthropologist 4 371
3034 A New Look at Navajo Social Organization Gary Witherspoon American Anthropologist Vol. 72, No. 1, Feb., 1970 55
3017 What Is the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis? Paul Kay and Willett Kempton American Anthropologist Vol. 86, No. 1, Mar., 1984 65
2976 Gender, Language, and Modernity: Toward an Effective History of Japanese Women’s Language Miyako Inoue American Ethnologist Vol. 29, No. 2, May, 2002 392
2963 FEELING HISTORICAL 27 Cultural Anthropology 3 594
2954 Metasignaling and Language Origins Greg Urban American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 1, Mar., 2002 233
2950 Anthropology in the 20th Century and beyond Ward H. Goodenough American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 2, Jun., 2002 423
2945 The Ecological Basis for Aztec Sacrifice Michael Harner American Ethnologist Vol. 4, No. 1, Feb., 1977 117
2925 The Global Situation Anna Tsing Cultural Anthropology Vol. 15, No. 3, Aug., 2000 327
2918 Cultural Logics of Belonging and Movement: Transnationalism, Naturalization, and U.S. Immigration Politics Susan Bibler Coutin American Ethnologist Vol. 30, No. 4, Nov., 2003 508
2834 The Classification of Values: A Method and Illustration* 58 American Anthropologist 2 399
2783 The “Childhood Obesity Epidemic”: 24 Medical Anthropology Quarterly 1 2754
2772 Kinship and Deep History: Exploring Connections between Culture Areas, Genes, and Languages Doug Jones American Anthropologist Vol. 105, No. 3, Sep., 2003 501
2706 Blurred Boundaries: The Discourse of Corruption, the Culture of Politics, and the Imagined State Akhil Gupta American Ethnologist Vol. 22, No. 2, May, 1995 375
2705 WRITING CULTURE AT 25: SPECIAL EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION 27 Cultural Anthropology 3 674
2688 Spatializing States: Toward an Ethnography of Neoliberal Governmentality James Ferguson and Akhil Gupta American Ethnologist Vol. 29, No. 4, Nov., 2002 981
2673 Language, Race, and White Public Space Jane H. Hill American Anthropologist Vol. 100, No. 3, Sep., 1998 680
2667 Elaborated and Restricted Codes: Their Social Origins and Some Consequences 66 American Anthropologist 6_PART2 1927
2667 Learning to Work: The Hidden Curriculum of the Classroom Margaret LeCompte Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring, 1978 22
2643 The Edge and the Center: Gated Communities and the Discourse of Urban Fear Setha M. Low American Anthropologist Vol. 103, No. 1, Mar., 2001 45
2635 Making Empire Respectable: The Politics of Race and Sexual Morality in 20th-Century Colonical Cultures Ann L. Stoler American Ethnologist Vol. 16, No. 4, Nov., 1989 634
2456 A Critique of Recent Models for the Improvement of Education in Developing Countries John H. Chilcott Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 18, No. 3, Sep., 1987 241
2450 Processes of State Formation in the Inca Heartland (Cuzco, Peru) Brian S. Bauer and R. Alan Covey American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 3, Sep., 2002 846
2448 Healing with Plant Intelligence: A Report from Ayahuasca 23 Anthropology of Consciousness 1 724
2445 “Thus Are Our Bodies, Thus Was Our Custom”: Mortuary Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society Beth A. Conklin American Ethnologist Vol. 22, No. 1, Feb., 1995 75
2442 Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications 24 American Ethnologist 1 15094
2437 National Geographic: The Rooting of Peoples and the Territorialization of National Identity among Scholars and Refugees Liisa Malkki Cultural Anthropology Vol. 7, No. 1, Feb., 1992 24
2422 How Native Is a “Native” Anthropologist? Kirin Narayan American Anthropologist Vol. 95, No. 3, Sep., 1993 671
2413 The Idea of Power and the Power of Ideas: A Review Essay Stanley R. Barrett, Sean Stokholm and Jeanette Burke American Anthropologist Vol. 103, No. 2, Jun., 2001 468
2412 The Misrepresentation of Anthropology and Its Consequences Herbert S. Lewis American Anthropologist Vol. 100, No. 3, Sep., 1998 716
2410 Education: Keystone of Apartheid Walton R. Johnson Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 13, No. 3, Autumn, 1982 214
2376 Nomads of South Persia: The Basseri Tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy. Fredrik Barth 64 American Anthropologist 3 539
2349 PROPERTY MARKS OF ALASKAN ESKIMO 1 American Anthropologist 4 19
2344 Living the “revolution” in an Egyptian village: Moral action in a national space 39 American Ethnologist 1 1644
2340 “What’s in Your Lunch Box Today?”: Health, Respectability, and Ethnicity in the Primary Classroom 22 Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 1 428
2298 ETHNOGRAPHY IN LATE INDUSTRIALISM 27 Cultural Anthropology 3 466
2284 Beyond Language: The Many Dimensions of an ESL Program Gisela Ernst Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 25, No. 3, Sep., 1994 317
2278 What a Dog Can Do: Children with Autism and Therapy Dogs in Social Interaction 38 Ethos 1 2305
2268 No longer a bargain: Women, masculinity, and the Egyptian uprising 39 American Ethnologist 1 1379
2267 Anthropology and the Development Encounter: The Making and Marketing of Development Anthropology Arturo Escobar American Ethnologist Vol. 18, No. 4, Nov., 1991 658
2259 EXCELENTE ZONA SOCIAL 27 Cultural Anthropology 3 380
2240 Myth and History: A General Model and Its Application to the Bible Karin R. Andriolo American Anthropologist Vol. 83, No. 2, Jun., 1981 261
2199 THAILAND—A LOOSELY STRUCTURED SOCIAL SYSTEM 52 American Anthropologist 2 1329
2171 ANTHROPOLOGY AND FICTION: An Interview with Amitav Ghosh 27 Cultural Anthropology 3 411
2164 ENERGY AND THE EVOLUTION OF CULTURE 45 American Anthropologist 3 651
2154 Rape and Rape Avoidance in Ethno-National Conflicts: Sexual Violence in Liminalized States Robert M. Hayden American Anthropologist Vol. 102, No. 1, Mar., 2000 27
2132 The Methods of Ethnology Franz Boas American Anthropologist Vol. 22, No. 4, Oct. – Dec., 1920 311
2126 Embodiment as a Paradigm for Anthropology Thomas J. Csordas Ethos Vol. 18, No. 1, Mar., 1990 5
2092 Ethnically Correct Dolls: Toying with the Race Industry Elizabeth Chin American Anthropologist Vol. 101, No. 2, Jun., 1999 305
2088 Christianity and Colonialism in South Africa Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff American Ethnologist Vol. 13, No. 1, Feb., 1986 1
2049 Occult Economies and the Violence of Abstraction: Notes from the South African Postcolony Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff American Ethnologist Vol. 26, No. 2, May, 1999 279
2048 The UN Security Council, Indifference, and Genocide in Rwanda Michael N. Barnett Cultural Anthropology Vol. 12, No. 4, Nov., 1997 551
2041 How Culture Misdirects Multiculturalism Murray L. Wax Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 24, No. 2, Jun., 1993 99
2032 The Profession of the Color Blind: Sociocultural Anthropology and Racism in the 21st Century Eugenia Shanklin American Anthropologist Vol. 100, No. 3, Sep., 1998 669
2026 The Culture of Poverty: An Adjustive Dimension Seymour Parker and Robert J. Kleiner American Anthropologist Vol. 72, No. 3, Jun., 1970 516
2010 The Substance of Kinship and the Heat of the Hearth: Feeding, Personhood, and Relatedness among Malays in Pulau Langkawi Janet Carsten American Ethnologist Vol. 22, No. 2, May, 1995 223
2009 Distinguished Lecture: Facing Power – Old Insights, New Questions Eric R. Wolf American Anthropologist Vol. 92, No. 3, Sep., 1990 586
2000 Culture, Scarcity, and Maternal Thinking: Maternal Detachment and Infant Survival in a Brazilian Shantytown Nancy Scheper-Hughes Ethos Vol. 13, No. 4, Winter, 1985 291
1993 Supply-Side Sushi: Commodity, Market, and the Global City Theodore C. Bestor American Anthropologist Vol. 103, No. 1, Mar., 2001 76
1988 From Aesthetics to Psychology: Notes on Vygotsky’s “Psychology of Art” Marcelo Guimaraes Lima Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 26, No. 4, Dec., 1995 410
1961 The Nature of Deference and Demeanor Erving Goffman American Anthropologist Vol. 58, No. 3, Jun., 1956 473
1955 How to Get an Article Accepted at American Anthropologist (or Anywhere) 110 American Anthropologist 3 468
1949 ETHNOGRAPHY IS, ETHNOGRAPHY AIN’T 27 Cultural Anthropology 3 648
1934 The Whole Universe Is My Cathedral: A Contemporary Navajo Spiritual Synthesis David H. Begay and Nancy C. Maryboy Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 14, No. 4, Dec., 2000 498
1933 Strength and vulnerability after Egypt’s Arab Spring uprisings 39 American Ethnologist 1 1397
1909 Organ Wars: The Battle for Body Parts Donald Joralemon Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 9, No. 3, Sep., 1995 335
1901 A Note on Regional Variation in Navajo Kinship Terminology Stanley A. Freed and Ruth S. Freed American Anthropologist Vol. 72, No. 6, Dec., 1970 1439
1899 The privilege of revolution: Gender, class, space, and affect in Egypt 39 American Ethnologist 1 1276
1890 Colonialism, Nationalism, and Colonialized Women: The Contest in India Partha Chatterjee American Ethnologist Vol. 16, No. 4, Nov., 1989 622
1886 Female-Selective Abortion in Asia: Patterns, Policies, and Debates Barbara D. Miller American Anthropologist Vol. 103, No. 4, Dec., 2001 1083
1884 Machos and Sluts: Gender, Sexuality, and Violence among a Cohort of Puerto Rican Adolescents Marysol W. Asencio Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 13, No. 1, Mar., 1999 107
1883 “Strong Women” and “Pretty Girls”: Self-Provisioning, Gender, and Class Identity in Rural Galicia (Spain) Sharon R. Roseman American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 1, Mar., 2002 22
1863 Students’ Multiple Worlds: Negotiating the Boundaries of Family, Peer, and School Cultures Patricia Phelan, Ann Locke Davidson and Hanh Thanh Cao Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 22, No. 3, Sep., 1991 224
1855 Cultural Darwinism and Language Roy D’Andrade American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 1, Mar., 2002 223
1852 PRECARITY’S FORMS 27 Cultural Anthropology 3 389
1846 A Model for Academic Success: The School and Home Environment of East Asian Students Barbara Schneider and Yongsook Lee Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 21, No. 4, Dec., 1990 358
1817 Reflections on secularism, democracy, and politics in Egypt 39 American Ethnologist 1 1178
1816 PLAYLISTS: Books to Teach With 27 Cultural Anthropology 3 319
1813 Female Genital Surgeries: The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 13, No. 1, Mar., 1999 79
1813 On Key Symbols Sherry B. Ortner American Anthropologist Vol. 75, No. 5, Oct., 1973 1338
1809 Weighty subjects: The biopolitics of the U.S. war on fat 39 American Ethnologist 3 1533
1806 The Gender of Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes Don Kulick American Anthropologist Vol. 99, No. 3, Sep., 1997 574
1796 Reconstructing Self and Society: Javanese Muslim Women and “The Veil” Suzanne Brenner American Ethnologist Vol. 23, No. 4, Nov., 1996 673
1747 Revitalization Movements Anthony F. C. Wallace American Anthropologist Vol. 58, No. 2, Apr., 1956 264
1744 Commentary: Democracy, temporalities of capitalism, and dilemmas of inclusion in Occupy movements 39 American Ethnologist 2 1142
1743 The Sociodrama of Presidential Politics: Rhetoric, Ritual, and Power in the Era of Teledemocracy James R. McLeod American Anthropologist Vol. 101, No. 2, Jun., 1999 359
1740 Like Water for Chocolate: Feasting and Political Ritual among the Late Classic Maya at Xunantunich, Belize Lisa J. LeCount American Anthropologist Vol. 103, No. 4, Dec., 2001 935
1739 Death in Technological Time: Locating the End of Meaningful Life Margaret Lock Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 10, No. 4, Dec., 1996 575
1726 Womb as Oasis: The Symbolic Context of Pharaonic Circumcision in Rural Northern Sudan Janice Boddy American Ethnologist Vol. 9, No. 4, Nov., 1982 682
1722 Rethinking the Role of Diagnosis in Navajo Religious Healing Derek Milne and Wilson Howard Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 14, No. 4, Dec., 2000 543
1712 Social Economic Status and Educational Achievement: A Review Article George Clement Bond Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 12, No. 4, Winter, 1981 227
1710 School Ethnography: A Multilevel Approach John U. Ogbu Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring, 1981 3
1696 On African Origins: Creolization and Connaissance in Haitian Vodou Andrew Apter American Ethnologist Vol. 29, No. 2, May, 2002 233
1684 Professional Vision Charles Goodwin American Anthropologist Vol. 96, No. 3, Sep., 1994 606
1684 Touring Ancient Times: The Present and Presented Past in Contemporary Peru Helaine Silverman American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 3, Sep., 2002 881
1674 Shonto Revisited: Measures of Social and Economic Change in a Navajo Community, 1955-1971 William Y. Adams and Lorraine T. Ruffing American Anthropologist Vol. 79, No. 1, Mar., 1977 58
1671 Female Genital Cutting: A Harmless Practice? Gerry Mackie Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 17, No. 2, Jun., 2003 135
1670 From Types to Populations: A Century of Race, Physical Anthropology, and the American Anthropological Association Rachel Caspari American Anthropologist Vol. 105, No. 1, Mar., 2003 65
1657 Beyond the Taboo: Imaging Incest Anna Meigs and Kathleen Barlow American Anthropologist Vol. 104, No. 1, Mar., 2002 38
1649 “Flowery War” in Aztec History Frederic Hicks American Ethnologist Vol. 6, No. 1, Feb., 1979 87
1648 The Story Catches You and You Fall down: Tragedy, Ethnography, and “Cultural Competence” Janelle S. Taylor Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 17, No. 2, Jun., 2003 159
1647 Health in the African American Community: Accounting for Health Inequalities William W. Dressler Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 7, No. 4, Dec., 1993 325
1640 The Egyptian revolution: A triumph of poetry 39 American Ethnologist 1 854
1636 The Symbols of “Forest”: A Structural Analysis of Mbuti Culture and Social Organization Mark S. Mosko American Anthropologist Vol. 89, No. 4, Dec., 1987 896
1621 The Masked Face 5 Ethos 3 125
1619 KINKY EMPIRICISM 27 Cultural Anthropology 3 455
1567 BEFORE (AND AFTER) NEOLIBERALISM: Tacit Knowledge, Secrets of the Trade, and the Public Sector in Egypt 27 Cultural Anthropology 1 1558
1562 Beyond secular and religious: An intellectual genealogy of Tahrir Square 39 American Ethnologist 1 980
1518 TWENTY‐FIVE YEARS IS A LONG TIME 27 Cultural Anthropology 3 325
1510 Sectarian conflict and family law in contemporary Egypt 39 American Ethnologist 1 968
1486 Health Identities and Subjectivities: 23 Medical Anthropology Quarterly 1 670
1485 What Can Critical Medical Anthropology Contribute to Global Health? 22 Medical Anthropology Quarterly 4 1328
1475 Regarding the Rise in Autism: Vaccine Safety Doubt, Conditions of Inquiry, and the Shape of Freedom 38 Ethos 1 769
1473 Spatializing States: Toward an Ethnography of Neoliberal Governmentality 29 American Ethnologist 4 2666
1459 SOCIAL ORGANIZATION AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE 44 American Anthropologist 1 47
1427 THE GLOBAL UNIVERSITY, AREA STUDIES, AND THE WORLD CITIZEN: Neoliberal Geography’s Redistribution of the “World” 27 Cultural Anthropology 1 1572
1400 Child Soldiers, International Humanitarian Law, and the Globalization of Childhood 109 American Anthropologist 2 3386
1389 Ayahuasca as Antidepressant? Psychedelics and Styles of Reasoning in Psychiatry 23 Anthropology of Consciousness 1 567
1383 Baby Talk in Six Languages 66 American Anthropologist 6_PART2 1075
1368 Surfaces of Longing. Cosmopolitan Aspiration and Frustration in Egypt 24 City & Society 1 208
1350 Reclaiming Applied Anthropology: Its Past, Present, and Future 108 American Anthropologist 1 1254
1340 On Nature and the Human 112 American Anthropologist 4 1045
1338 “Living Cadavers” in Bangladesh: Bioviolence in the Human Organ Bazaar 26 Medical Anthropology Quarterly 1 1364
1336 From Cure to Community: Transforming Notions of Autism 38 Ethos 1 834
1331 BLACKOUTS AND PROGRESS: Privatization, Infrastructure, and a Developmentalist State in Jimma, Ethiopia 27 Cultural Anthropology 1 1568
1329 STORIES AND COSMOGONIES: Imagining Creativity Beyond “Nature” and “Culture” 24 Cultural Anthropology 2 807
1308 Direct Male Care and Hominin Evolution: Why Male–Child Interaction Is More Than a Nice Social Idea 112 American Anthropologist 1 289
1303 From Health to Human Rights: Female Genital Cutting and the Politics of Intervention 110 American Anthropologist 2 1228
1298 Insurgent Citizenship in an Era of Global Urban Peripheries 21 City & Society 2 574
1267 THE OTHER WHO IS ALSO ONESELF: Immunological Risk, Danger, and Recognition 27 Cultural Anthropology 1 466
1260 Wiped Out by the “Greenwave”: Environmental Gentrification and the Paradoxical Politics of Urban Sustainability 23 City & Society 2 680
1246 Fashioning Piety: Women’s Dress, Money, and Faith among Senegalese Muslims in New York City 24 City & Society 1 960
1235 Social Class in America—A Critical Review 52 American Anthropologist 4 416
1234 Studying Up Revisited 20 PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 1 918
1231 Instant Noodles as an Antifriction Device: Making the BOP with PPP in PNG 114 American Anthropologist 1 1433
1227 On the Varieties and Particularities of Cultural Experience 40 Ethos 1 793
1226 Special Ayahuasca Issue Introduction: Toward a Multidisciplinary Approach to Ayahuasca Studies 23 Anthropology of Consciousness 1 742
1215 Mediajourneys: Looking at People, Looking for People 28 Visual Anthropology Review 1 342
1209 The Human Terrain System and Anthropology: A Review of Ongoing Public Debates 113 American Anthropologist 1 637
1188 Complexity in Biological Anthropology in 2011: Species, Reproduction, and Sociality 114 American Anthropologist 2 966
1168 Seeing Like an Oil Company: Space, Security, and Global Capital in Neoliberal Africa 107 American Anthropologist 3 1705
1167 CODE IS SPEECH: Legal Tinkering, Expertise, and Protest among Free and Open Source Software Developers 24 Cultural Anthropology 3 853
1155 Meanings and feelings: Local interpretations of the use of violence in the Egyptian revolution 39 American Ethnologist 1 798
1143 The Art of Torture and the Place of Execution: A Forensic Narrative 35 PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 1 515
1133 THE EMERGENCE OF MULTISPECIES ETHNOGRAPHY 25 Cultural Anthropology 4 1490
1114 Violence and Recreation: Vacationing in the Realm of Dark Tourism 34 Anthropology and Humanism 1 583
1109 Psalms and Coping with Uncertainty: Religious Israeli Women’s Responses to the 2006 Lebanon War 113 American Anthropologist 1 249
1108 Psychoanalysis and Phenomenology 40 Ethos 1 908
1104 A NEW DEFINITION OF CULTURE 42 American Anthropologist 4 119
1103 THE VIRAL INTIMACIES OF ETHNOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTERS: Prolegomenon to a Thought Experiment in the Play of Metaphors 27 Cultural Anthropology 1 425
1095 THE EARLY HISTORY OF FELT 32 American Anthropologist 1 150
1091 1Gender, Households, and Society: An Introduction 18 Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 1 377
1091 Transnational Human Rights and Local Activism: Mapping the Middle 108 American Anthropologist 1 1593
1080 Friendship, Anthropology 37 Anthropology and Humanism 1 295
1075 Differentiating indigenous citizenship: Seeking multiplicity in rights, identity, and sovereignty in Canada 36 American Ethnologist 1 1022
1055 THE ALLURE OF THE TRANSNATIONAL: Notes on Some Aspects of the Political Economy of Water in India 22 Cultural Anthropology 4 1496
1049 The Concept of Culture* 61 American Anthropologist 2 1815
1047 A Biocultural Approach to Breastfeeding Interactions in Central Africa 114 American Anthropologist 1 738
1031 “I fell in love with Carlos the meerkat”: Engagement and detachment in human–animal relations 37 American Ethnologist 2 779
1030 MEMORANDUM FOR THE STUDY OF ACCULTURATION 38 American Anthropologist 1 2753
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