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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Coastal Futures

Theorizing the Contemporary

Coastal Futures

Over the last fifty years, efforts to create, plan, and manage coastal zones have multiplied globally in the face of threats posed by intensifying development a... More

A la izquierda del poder

Hot Spots

A la izquierda del poder

(English translation below) Esta colección de ensayos reflexiona sobre la llegada al poder, por primera vez en la historia del país, de la izquierda democrática... More

Woman, Life, Freedom

Hot Spots

Woman, Life, Freedom

On September 16, 2022, Mahsa Zhina Amini, a twenty-two-year-old woman from the Iranian province of Kurdistan, died in Tehran due to injuries incurred while in p... 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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Editorializing the Classroom: Teaching Collaboratively in the Digital Age

Teaching Tools

Editorializing the Classroom: Teaching Collaboratively in the Digital Age

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, educators and students were faced with the precarity of a post-Covid, post-Zoom classroom and are now tasked with answering the... More

Decolonizing Ethnography: A Reimagined Framework for Teaching Radical Ethnography

Teaching Tools

Decolonizing Ethnography: A Reimagined Framework for Teaching Radical Ethnography

“For a colonized people the most essential value, because the most concrete, is first and foremost the land: the land which will bring them bread and, above all... More

Relating, Refusing, and Archiving Otherwise

Visual and New Media Review

Relating, Refusing, and Archiving Otherwise

This series takes Judith Butler’s contention that “the photograph is not merely a visual image awaiting interpretation” but rather “itself actively interpreting... 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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