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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3.11 Politics in Disaster Japan: Ten Years Later

Hot Spots

3.11 Politics in Disaster Japan: Ten Years Later

In July 2011, three months after the Tohoku tsunami and subsequent nuclear reactor destabilization, we published the first Hot Spot series on the Society for Cu... More

American Fascism

Hot Spots

American Fascism

“Every age has its own fascism,” Primo Levi famously wrote in his essay, “A Past We Thought Would Never Return.” “And we see the warning signs wherever the conc... More

Majoritarian Politics in South Asia

Hot Spots

Majoritarian Politics in South Asia

The last decade has been witness to the seemingly meteoric rise and consolidation of a wide range of majoritarian and authoritarian political regimes across Sou... 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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Interview: Patchwork Ethnography

Member Voices

Interview: Patchwork Ethnography

Last year, Member Voices published Gökçe Günel, Saiba Varma, and Chika Watanabe’s “A Manifesto for Patchwork Ethnography.” The authors posted their manifesto ah... More

Portraits of Unbelonging: A Special Crossover Episode with Ottoman History Podcast

AnthroPod

Portraits of Unbelonging: A Special Crossover Episode with Ottoman History Podcast

In memory of Mary Lou Savage (née Khantamour).The Ottoman archives contain just over a hundred photographs that look like old family portraits, but they were cr... More

The Anthropology of Time: A Reading List In-the-Making

Teaching Tools

The Anthropology of Time: A Reading List In-the-Making

Introductions, Invitations Given the renewed scholarly attention to time and temporality, we present a reading list on the anthropology of time. This list is an... 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