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Home/Field is looking for new submissions that engage with politics, inequality, sociality, culture, and economy in North America. We are looking for timely pieces that advance our understanding of theory, praxis, and ethics in three types of submissions. View the Submit page to review the submission guidelines.


For this special series titled “Communities in Crisis,” Home/Field asked contributors to consider crisis as a category in their own research, from mass mediated moral panics to the intimate spaces of mutual aid. What kinds of communities are invoked, formed, or obscured by claims of crisis? How is crisis leveraged as a tool of governance or social mobilization? How do ethnographers navigate, document, and contest various iterations of crisis? The result is a series of rich and provocative text and photo essays that engage the affective and temporal dimensions of crisis. Contributions address urgent topics such as the politics of care and hunger, far right education politics, environmental degradation and military bases, the role of mutual aid as a response to austerity politics, environmental racism, climate crisis technology development, and the moral panic over trans healthcare.


North American ethnography is filled with opportunity for meaningful dialogues and reflections spurred by engagement with our co-locutors and colleagues, theoretical debates, and methodological innovations. We welcome both collaborative dialogues and single-authored engagements with your Home/Field(s), broadly conceived. What are the ways we collaborate within and beyond our field sites? How do these interlocutions articulate what is critical to North American ethnography?


Some of the most clarifying scholarly moments come in casual conversation, where the serious work of hanging out and hashing things out can happen. This feature gives authors and their readers a chance to hang out textually. Rather than an author-meets-critic session, this is a place for an engaged and informed reader to ask all of the follow-up questions that every great book or article leaves us with. We are particularly interested in conversations about books that JANA has recently reviewed, or conversations that would serve as a stand-alone component of a book you would be interested in reviewing.


This is a space for experimentation with multimedia and multimodal research. We welcome submissions that decenter text, or that go beyond the written word altogether. This could include photo essays, short documentary, video journals, musical scores, soundscapes, field recordings, collaborative art, and digital collaborations.
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