Fieldsights

Launched in 2012, Fieldsights has helped to catalyze the growth of nonjournal digital publishing in anthropology. Today, its various sections address diverse audiences in both textual and nontextual formats.

Fieldsights posts should not be described as "published in Cultural Anthropology." The two publications have different tempos, review processes, and forms of credit associated with their output.

Editors’ Forum

These Fieldsights sections feature series of ten or more essays, which bring together scholars across institutions and career stages to weigh in on a shared topic. These pieces are reviewed by the editors of Cultural Anthropology.
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Plantationocene

Theorizing the Contemporary

Plantationocene

In what ways does the Plantationocene offer an analytic for specifying a planetary condition? Driven by this question, this collection of short essays provides... More

HandsOn: Touching the Digital Planet

Theorizing the Contemporary

HandsOn: Touching the Digital Planet

HandsOn is about the extraordinary ways our fingers and hands sense, guide, and grip our digital world. In this series we examine the tensions and connections b... More

After Roe

Hot Spots

After Roe

On June 24, 2022 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a conservative supermajority of the US Supreme Court overturned the court’s rulings in Roe v.... More

Contributed Content

While not formally reviewed, posts in these Fieldsights sections reflect the breadth and pace of anthropological conversations today. Many of them are written by early-career scholars in the SCA's Contributing Editors Program.
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Hengdian Dreaming

Visual and New Media Review

Hengdian Dreaming

“Another astounding merit of the cinematograph is that it multiplies and immensely softens the play of temporal perspective, training the mind for a gymnastics ... More

What Does Anthropology Sound Like: Podcasts

AnthroPod

What Does Anthropology Sound Like: Podcasts

Anthropology can be presented in various forms—what does it mean to share anthropology through podcasts? In the latest episode in the What Does Anthropology Sou... More

Review Forum on Writing with Light Magazine's Issue No. 1: Photography & Forensics

Visual and New Media Review

Review Forum on Writing with Light Magazine's Issue No. 1: Photography & Forensics

Before it was the subject of medical and, thereafter, forensic scrutiny, the body had long been a locus of image-making practices. Such a reminder—more so than ... More

Collaboration Studio

The Collaboration Studio draws together content previously published in different sections of Fieldsights. It also anchors a yearlong seminar that allows Contributing Editors to work together for a fixed period of time on a topic of shared interest.
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Open Access

Open Access

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