Déjà Lu: A Journal of Global Anthropological Reprints

The American anthropological world over the past few decades has become increasingly aware  that anthropology is not just a Western but a global discipline. But the structure of this global discipline remains asymmetrical—while many anthropologists from elsewhere in the world are well aware of theoretical and ethnographic developments in anthropology in the United States and […]

The Ethnographic Past

It is May 2015, and I am returning for a second fieldwork stay in the small Indiana town where I conducted doctoral fieldwork from 1989 to 1991. I have been on the phone from Ireland with some people I used to know. A former coal miner has told me that I am arriving just in […]

Building the World Anthropological Community

In this issue of AN, we are pleased to feature the reflections of Vesna Vucinic Neskovic, professor of ethnology and anthropology at the University of Belgrade, the recent past chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA), past president of the International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (INSEA), and current chair of the WCAA […]