“As a whole, these selections forcefully demonstrate, yet again, that anthropology matters. We offer this issue of OA as a resource to inform ourselves in order to better support our students and children and the youth who are taking on—and taking up—leadership on the issues surrounding guns. We find tremendous hope and inspiration in the raising and blending of voices from Parkland, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and other communities suffering the impacts of gun violence. We join them in amplifying the message: Enough.”
Sallie Han, (Anthropology, SUNY Oneonta) and Jason Antrosio (Anthropology, Hartwick College) are the co-editors of the March 2018 issue of Open Anthropology on the theme of “Enough: Anthropologists Take on Gun Violence.”
Open Anthropology is an open access collection of journal articles curated from the publications of the American Anthropological Association. Featured in this issue are fourteen articles and one book review that examine a range of topics from the marketing of small arms to the rendering of U.S. schools as places requiring heightened surveillance and militarized policing. Also included are works that consider gun violence from a comparative and global perspective. In their editors’ note, Han and Antrosio write:
All of the selections in this issue are available for free download at http://www.americananthro.org/StayInformed/OAIssueTOC.aspx?ItemNumber=22575.