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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Bolsonaro and the Unmaking of Brazil

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Bolsonaro and the Unmaking of Brazil

Recently Brazil became an example of the destructive forces of populist extreme-right-wing governments. Indigenous and traditional populations, the environment,... More

Pathways

Theorizing the Contemporary

Pathways

(Con traducción al español)How does personhood survive after death? In this collection of essays, written in light of Thomas Abercrombie’s sudden and premature ... More

Europe in the Balance

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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

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 Theory in Graduate Education: A Conversation with Elizabeth Emma Ferry

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Teaching Theory in Graduate Education: A Conversation with Elizabeth Emma Ferry

We’ve all been there: you find yourself at a conference panel or in conversation with another scholar and, before you know it, you are drowning in a sea of theo... More

Raciolinguistic Ideologies and Decolonizing Anthropology: A Conversation with Jonathan Rosa

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Raciolinguistic Ideologies and Decolonizing Anthropology: A Conversation with Jonathan Rosa

Professor Jonathan Rosa (Stanford University) sits down with Contributing Editor Benjamin Bean to discuss raciolinguistic ideologies, a framework developed by R... More

Bodies at War

Visual and New Media Review

Bodies at War

We welcome you to the 2020 return of the Screening Room film series. We begin our series with Emily Cohen's film Bodies at War (2015). The film centers on the l... 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