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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Embodied Ecologies

Theorizing the Contemporary

Embodied Ecologies

The materiality of human bodies at the smallest scales—genes, microbes, chemicals, hormones—is increasingly being understood as both responsive to broader envir... More

Temporary Possession

Theorizing the Contemporary

Temporary Possession

Around the world, experiences of ownership are turning toward temporary and contingent forms of possession. This Theorizing the Contemporary series explores tem... More

Behind the Migrant Caravan: Ethnographic Updates from Central America

Hot Spots

Behind the Migrant Caravan: Ethnographic Updates from Central America

(Con traducción al español) Central America is again in the news as a region in crisis. In October 2018, a group of migrants gathered in a bus station in San Pe... 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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What is a Classroom For? Teaching the Anthropology of Palestine

Teaching Tools

What is a Classroom For? Teaching the Anthropology of Palestine

Arrivals As a college professor, I consider the classroom to be a site of engagement, activism, and learning, not just for my students, but also for myself. Ove... More

AnthroBites: Anthropology of NGOs

AnthroPod

AnthroBites: Anthropology of NGOs

AnthroBites is a series from the AnthroPod team, designed to make anthropology more digestible. Each episode tackles a key concept, text, or theme, and breaks i... More

(De)compositions: A Review of Anthropocene

Visual and New Media Review

(De)compositions: A Review of Anthropocene

Our entrance into Anthropocene was initiated by a loud noise of what we imagined to be a bomb exploding. Repeated on a loop from a concealed source, this sonic ... 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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Publishing Infrastructure

Publishing Infrastructure

More than most scholarly associations, the Society for Cultural Anthropology has come to understand itself as what Christopher Kelty (2005) calls a recursive pu... More