Anthropology and Its Past, Present, and Futures
Introduction to “Writing Culture at 25″ Special Issue of Cultural Anthropology, August 2012 (the issue contains articles by James Clifford, George Marcus, Kim Fortun, John Jackson Jr,, Hugh Raffles, Danilyn Rutherford, Kathleen Stewart and Michael Taussig, which can be accessed at www.culanth.org)
“Here Come the Anthros (Again): The Strange Marriage of Anthropology and Native America” Cultural Anthropology, May 2011 (with comments by James Clifford and Audra Simpson)
Sports and Society
“The Peruvian Neymar,” about hair, soccer, and the World Cup, Duke University Press website, 2014: http://dukeupress.typepad.com/dukeupresslog/2014/07/fernando-the-peruvian-neymar-by-orin-starn.html
“Caddying for the Dalai Lama: Golf, Heritage Tourism, and the Pinehurst Resort,” South Atlantic Quarterly, 2008
“Tobacco Road” about the masterpiece by the brilliant golf course architect Mike Strantz, Los Angeles Times, 2008
“Set a Course Along Shasta Serengeti” about the Weed Golf Club near Mount Shasta, a poor man’s Pebble Beach, Los Angeles Times, 2005
“Cheddar Cheese-flavored Plastic Lure, Please,” about the pleasures of bass fishing in North Carolina, Los Angeles Times, 2005
“The Ebb and Flow of a Life in Venice” about one of the world’s most beautiful cities and the unlikely golf course there, Huffington Post, 2012
The Andes, Ishi, and Indigenous Politics
“Antropología Andina, ‘Andinismo,’ y Sendero Luminoso,” Allpanchis, 1994. Una traducción al castellano del artículo “Missing the Revolution: Anthropologists and the War in Peru”; incluye los comentarios de varios antropólogos norteamericanos y peruanos).
“Wowi in Washington” about what Ishi might have thought about the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, Los Angeles Times, 2004
Various Other Pieces….
“The Media’s Inexcusable Frenzy” about the media’s herding to the latest disaster, Huffington Post, 2013