This special section seeks to denaturalize the face as a neutral abstraction and to focus on the relations through which it comes about and the relations it generates, as well as empirically engage with the many ways the face appears in scientific and other practices.
This virtual issue, prompted by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, examines a range of issues, from cultural conceptions of illness and the biomedical aspects of transmission to ethnographic insights from the front lines of treatment and the economic, political, and racial inequalities that shape the trajectories of disease.
This virtual issue on whiteness and white supremacy supplements the special section on white supremacy published in the March 2020 issue of American Anthropologist. The articles will be free to access through April 30.
A special section on the anthropology of white supremacy with contributions from Aisha Beliso-De Jesús, Jemima Pierre, Shannon Speed, Junaid Rana, Shalini Shankar, Jonathan Rosa and Vanessa Díaz, Laurence Ralph, and Keisha-Khan Perry.