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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Book Forum: Iran Reframed

Visual and New Media Review

Book Forum: Iran Reframed

Narges Bajoghli’s Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic (2019) is an extraordinary achievement that illustrates the relation between contemp... More

Caring for Agricultural Landscapes: An Interview with Emily Reisman

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Caring for Agricultural Landscapes: An Interview with Emily Reisman

In this interview, Janita Van Dyk invites Emily Reisman to discuss the relationships between care, temporality, and agriculture in Mallorca. Reisman highlights ... More

The Tensions of Tech: An Interview with Nick Seaver

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The Tensions of Tech: An Interview with Nick Seaver

In this conversation, Kristin Gupta sits down with Nick Seaver to discuss his ethnographic engagements with music recommender systems and the people who make th... 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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