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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Europe in the Balance

Hot Spots

Europe in the Balance

Europe seems to be plunging into crises of demographic and economic displacements, heightened nationalism, and general unrest. Wealthy countries that have enjoy... More

Topology as Method

Theorizing the Contemporary

Topology as Method

Topology is a branch of mathematics that studies spaces that remain continuously invariant through distortion. In doing so, it offers tools for the study of the... More

An Otherwise Anthropology

Theorizing the Contemporary

An Otherwise Anthropology

In recent years, the concept of the otherwise has been tracking across anthropology to frame political potentialities that are emerging, often drawing on phenom... 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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Teaching Ethnography through Theater

Teaching Tools

Teaching Ethnography through Theater

Anthropologists often distinguish ethnography from other methods through the role of the researcher. In ethnography, the researcher’s social position, embodied ... More

Con-text-ure

Visual and New Media Review

Con-text-ure

We welcome you to Con-text-ure, a series on experimental media and writing. The word Con-text-ure is borrowed from the book Culture/Contexture: Explorations in ... More

The Erotics of Destruction and the End of the Anthropocene

Visual and New Media Review

The Erotics of Destruction and the End of the Anthropocene

In Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene, feminist philosopher of science Donna Haraway (2016) attempts to imagine an alternative to what she ... 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