Announcements

News from Sites Editorial Team: Student Essay Competition Winner

 
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2017 Sites Student Essay Competition is Claire Black, currently studying for her MA in Social Anthropology at the University of Auckland. The title of her winning essay is 'Narrating Agency and Constructing Community: Commonalities and Tensions in Health Technology'. This essay will be published in the 2017 December issue of Sites (Vol 14, No 2).  
Posted: 2017-08-15
 

New issue available: SITES Special Issue Vol 12 No 1 2015

 
'Neoliberal Culture/The Cultures of Neoliberalism: Studies from the Pacific Rim', Sites Vol 12, Issue 1, is a Special Issue edited by Jenny Lawn and Chris Prentice. It opens with a substantial introduction and scholarly review of the theme by the editors. They argue that despite the many disagreements over these key concepts, neoliberalism is sufficiently coherent to be 'an influential force on material life'. The six subsequent articles that comprise this issue trace neoliberal developments in Chile and New Zealand, address diverse remoralisations of market forms in Australia and New Zealand, canvass the complex interplay of neoliberal policies and Indigenous rights; and provide thought-provoking critiques of critiques of neoliberal universities. Issue 12 (1) is available on-line now to subscribers. Sites provides open access after 12 months.  
Posted: 2015-12-24
 

New issue available: General Issue Vol 12 No 2, 2015

 
SITES 12 (2), published November 2015, opens with the prize-winning essay by Hannah Gibson in the first 'SITES Graduate Student Essay Competition'. Hannah canvasses the relative merits of Cyborg Theory and Actor Network Theory in relation to disabled bodies and technology, especially in contexts of inequality. Inequality and place are two key themes running through this General Issue. In relation to bicultural and Māori issues, readers are offered articles on a practical national strategy for addressing racism; how Māori were incorporated ambiguously into National Film Unit documentaries, and ethnographic reflections on ‘dwelling’ in two contemporary rural marae. The issue concludes with two articles on very different aspects of place in New Zealand: one examining challenges around Muslim’s women’s physical activities and identities; the other the experiences of displaced Christchurch aged care residents, post the 2011 earthquakes. A robust set of book reviews rounds out the issue.  
Posted: 2015-11-23
 

Call for Papers: General Issues

 
SITES welcomes submissions to its General Issues at all times. The next general issue is scheduled for October/ November 2016. Manuscripts in social anthropology and cultural studies relating to New Zealand and the Pacific (broadly conceived) are sought. Masters students are advised to consider submitting jointly with their supervisors.  
Posted: 2015-12-23
 

New issue available: Anthropology and Imagination 2014 11(1)

 
Along with the Special Section edited by Lorena Gibson is a small General section with Book Reviews. A substantial Guest Editorial on Anthropology and Imagination introduces papers on The Crown, Development, Same Sex Civil Unions, and Indigeneity through Performance. An article on Crime Stories in the Media and Maori, plus book reviews, comprise the general section.  
Posted: 2014-07-28
 

New issue available: SITES 10 (2) Available Online

 
The new general issue of Sites (Volume 10, Issue 2) is available online.  
Posted: 2013-12-20
 

New issue available: SITES Volume 10 (1)

 
In this volume, edited by Lily George and Graeme MacRae, the idea of whakapapa is explored. This collection is based on presentations at the 2010 ASAA/NZ conference in Rotorua. Contributions include reflections from anthropologists on working with Maori, as well as analyses on the contemporary meanings of whakapapa.’  
Posted: 2013-11-28
 
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