Top 15 of 2015

In 2015, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review continued to expand its free-to-access content, thanks to the support of its authors, graduate fellows, and colleagues from the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology. Here are our top fifteen most popular original articles by views published in 2015. Thanks to everyone for reading, and we look forward to bringing you more commentary and research on political and legal anthropology in 2016!

PoLAR‘s Top 15 of 2015

1 – 2014 Online Book Review Issue, which features 19 free-to-access reviews

2 – Jennifer Curtis interviewing James Ferguson and Akhil Gupta, a supplement to the symposium, Ethnographic Perspectives on NGOs

3 – 2015 Virtual Edition on the Promise and Pathos of Law, which includes 8 articles and 8 postscripts

4 – 2014 Virtual Edition on Law and Inequalities, which includes 9 articles and 4 postscripts

5 – Among the Anonymous Dead: Exhumations and the Emotive Materiality of Deceased Victims of Mass Violence, a 2015 emergent conversation organized by Erin Jessee and Sarah Wagner

6 – Sally Engle Merry’s 2003 article, Human Rights Law and the Demonization of Culture (And Anthropology Along the Way), to which Madhavi Sunder’s responds in (Un)disciplined

7 – Reflecting on Silence and Anthropology, a 2015 emergent conversation organized by Natasha Zaretsky

8 – Being Like a State, a 2015 emergent conversation organized by Joshua Clark, Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, and Tess Lea

9 – Arzoo Osanloo’s 2009 article, When Blood Has Spilled: Gender, Honor, and Compensation in Iranian Criminal Sanctioning, which has a reflective postscript published in the 2015 Virtual Edition

10 – Leo Coleman’s essay, The Relevance of Personhood in Citizens United and Hobby Lobby, which adds to his analysis in his 2014 article on Corporate Identity in Citizens United: Legal Fictions and Anthropological Theory

11 – Ken Maclean’s essay, Risk Management and the Business of Financial (Non-)Disclosure in Myanmar, reflects on the research informing his article, Counter-Accounting with Invisible Data: The Struggle for Transparency in Myanmar’s Energy Sector

12 – Digital Editorial Fellow Sean Mallin’s interview with Sally Merry and Susan Coutin on law and inequality in relation to Technologies of Truth in the Anthropology of Conflict

13 & 14 –  Chelsey Kivland’s 2012 article, ‘Unmaking’ the State in Haiti, and her follow-up essay, Expressions of Occupation

15 – Rachel Dotson’s essay, Auditing Mi Familia Progresa: Transparency and Citizenship in Guatemala, a complement to her APLA Graduate Student Paper Award-winning 2014 article, Citizen-Auditors and Visible Subjects: Mi Familia Progresa and Transparency Politics in Guatemala

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