Sites: a journal of social anthropology and cultural studies



New issue available: SITES 15(2) now available

This issue of SITES features the winning SITES Senior Student Essay Competition essay. In addition to two regular articles on Māori Jews' memories of 'home', and the liminality experienced by older folk transitioning into residential care, it also contains a Special Section edited by Chrystal Jaye, Ruth Fitzgerald and Molly George entitled Care, Cosmopolitanism and Anthropology. The issue is completed by a book review essay reviewing three books that speak to ethnographic frontiers.  
Posted: 2018-11-05

New issue available: Sites 15(1) Special Issue now available

Ethnographic Frontiers: Pushing the Boundaries of Ethnography

This special issue focused on contemporary ethnographic engagements emerged from the fortieth ASAANZ annual conference at Massey University in 2015. Various ethnographic sensibilities are revealed here, extending across human-non-human contexts that offer opportunities to play with ethnographic form.
Posted: 2018-08-23

News from Sites Editorial Team: Winner of the 2018 Sites Senior Student Essay Competition

The Sites Editorial Board is delighted to announce the winner of the 2018 Sites Senior Student Essay Competition. This year’s winner is Mika Young, a third year student majoring in Anthropology at the University of Otago. Her winning essay is entitled 'Tā Moko and the Cultural Politics of Appropriation'. This essay will be published in the 2018 December issue of Sites.  
Posted: 2018-08-16

New issue available: Sites 14(2) now available

Sites 14(2), published in December 2017, opens with the winning essay by Claire Black, winner of the Sites Graduate Student Essay Competition. This is followed by a dialogue on the theory and politics of cosmopolitanism between Nigel Rapport and Brigitte Lewis. This issue also features two other articles that attend to health technologies in the form of patient portals and health apps. Other contributors examine various aspects of identity politics – the perspectives of New Zealand expatriates living in London, and the film representation of a violent episode in New Caledonia’s history. Collective memory work is explored as a methodology with potential for anthropological research, and this issue also offers an examination of the various discourses of toilet training, death notices, and mountain biking. Several book reviews complete the issue.  
Posted: 2017-12-07

New issue available: Sites 14(1) Special Issue now available

This Special Issue of Sites, ‘Carceral Continuities: Indigenous Peoples and the Colonial Politics of Prisons’, emerges from contributions to the 2016 conference Space, Race, Bodies II: Sovereignty and Migration in a Carceral Age, which combined activist and academic insights to address the nexus between Indigenous sovereignty, criminal justice, and the incarceration of peoples of colour. This collection of essays variously explores these themes within the Australian, Canadian and Aotearoa New Zealand contexts, by focusing on the violent management and regulation of Indigenous life by the settler colonial state. What our contributors reveal is an on-going, multipronged assault on Indigenous sovereignty: whether in public spaces, prisons, or rural Indigenous communities, the supremacy of the state violently reinscribes itself at the expense of Indigenous existence.  
Posted: 2017-12-07
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