Cultural Anthropology: The Shattered Echo Chamber

madres-symbolMy colleague Carlos Martinez-Cano and I were both struck by the mood at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting, by the conversations we were having with colleagues, and by the desperation, sadness and hope of this particular moment. After our session, we wondered if other people also felt what we were feeling. What happens when a conference full of people doing our particular brand of justice work convenes in the tragic, painful, tumultuous aftermath of the 2016 presidential election? We asked some of the most resonant voices in contemporary cultural anthropology to weigh in, in 1000 words or less. Read it here in Cultural Anthropology and be troubled and inspired:¬†https://culanth.org/fieldsights/995-the-shattered-echo-chamber-experiences-of-amanth2016-in-the-wake-of-the-election

(I also had a bit to say about art and its power (and your power, and mine, and everyone’s) at this moment:¬†https://culanth.org/fieldsights/998-light-struck-on-stories-art-and-work-among-the-broken-pieces) Go out and make some art.

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