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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The Damage Wrought: Immigration Before, Under, and After Trump

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The Damage Wrought: Immigration Before, Under, and After Trump

The anthropologists and activists gathered for this series have long been on the front lines fighting for migrant and racial justice. They have assisted familie... More

Art and Ethnographic Forms in Dark Times

Theorizing the Contemporary

Art and Ethnographic Forms in Dark Times

What are the ethnographic arts through which we know and express the worlds we encounter? How does ethnographic experience become translated into/as art? How ca... More

Firestorm: Critical Approaches to Forest Death and Life

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Firestorm: Critical Approaches to Forest Death and Life

The earth is aflame. The now annual fires—in Brazil, Indonesia, Australia, the United States, and beyond—are the most visible way that forests are dying. Forest... 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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Legal Work as Care Work: Interview with Erin Routon

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Legal Work as Care Work: Interview with Erin Routon

In the following interview, Erin Routon and Riddhi Pandey explore the presence of care in legal work and the implications of recognizing legal work as care work... More

Military Remains: An Interview with Joseph Weiss

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Military Remains: An Interview with Joseph Weiss

Céline Eschenbrenner: Most of the questions below have to do with the not-so-ruined quality of what you and your interlocutors call “the Base,” in the north end... More

KİRAİÑİA (Long Flutes)

Visual and New Media Review

KİRAİÑİA (Long Flutes)

Juan Castrillón’s KİRAİÑİA (Long Flutes) (2019) is a film about searching for lost sounds and their partial retrieval. In particular, the sounds that emanate fr... 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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