Volume 3, Issue 1 (2017)

Volume 3 of Contingent Horizons: The York University Student Journal of Anthropology is now available! We would like to thank all of our contributors and the Department of Anthropology at York University in particular who continues to generously support and publish this journal.

While Contingent Horizons is printed in a limited number of copies, the electronic version of the journal is its keystone. It is our hope that the website will offer a safe space for respectful discussion that will extend the life of the published scholarly materials and encourage debates beyond their publication. The articles are currently accessible as blog entries, which will facilitate commentaries and healthy discussions. The PDF format and print version of this volume is forthcoming.


Table of Contents
Volume 3, Issue 1 (2017)


A Critique of the ‘Paleo Diet’: broader implications of a socio-cultural food practice
by Ashley Reeves | (Blog Post)

Ethnographic Memories: the politics of fieldwork
by Maxime Polleri | (Blog Post)

Body, Nature, and Society: neonatal resuscitation [En] | Corps, Nature et Société : la réanimation néonatale [Fr]
by Clara Czuppon | (Blog Post)

A Guide for Graduate Students: barriers to conducting qualitative research among vulnerable groups
by Priscilla Medeiros | (Blog Post)

Memories of the Herrin Massacre
by Caroline Robertson | (Blog Post)

The Nail in the Man’s Leg
by Christine cricri Bellerose | (Blog Post)

“Man Eaters”: the myth of wild Africa
by Kendall Artz| (Blog Post)

From Nature to Nation: shizen and the development of the Japanese national imagery
by Alexander MacNeil | (Blog Post)


For more information about the vision of this journal, an annual open-access student journal that seeks to expand anthropological discussion by publishing students’ work and remaining open to a variety of alternative formats, please click here.


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