Society for Cultural Anthropology
The Society for Cultural Anthropology was established in 1983, at a moment of organizational and intellectual renewal in the discipline of anthropology. The Society became one of the first sections of our parent organization, the American Anthropological Association, even as its members grappled with questions around the concept of culture and the subjects and objects of anthropological knowledge. David Schneider, Clifford Geertz, and Annette Weiner were among the Society’s first officers, and George Marcus was the founding editor of its journal, Cultural Anthropology. In 1988, the Society began holding regular conferences, initially structured around a series of plenary lectures meant to facilitate conversation among participants.