Cultural Anthropology and Rituals of Exchange

I’ve just read on Savage Minds about the rebirth of the University of Chicago’s anthropology journal Exchange. Exchange is a student-run journal not unlike Text, Practice, Performance from the Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (For those of you who are not critical readers, that’s a shameless plug for the TPP journal as I was fortunate enough to serve on its editorial board while I was at Texas).

At any rate, I understand that repeated reincarnation has been the hallmark of the Exchange‘s fifty-odd year history (it even ran briefly in the 1960s under the title Anthropology Tomorrow…gotta love that)…Let’s hope this on-line version sticks.

In this new issue of Exchange:

The Semiotics of ‘Straight Thuggin By Laurence Ralph

The Right to Beauty Cosmetic Citizenship and Medical Modernity in Brazil By Alvaro Jarrin

Notes from the Field Excerpts from Post-Katrina Louisiana By Shannon Dawdy

Of particular interest may be an interview with Marshall Sahlins (picture above) entitled “In the Absence of the Metaphysical Field.”

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