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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Firestorm: Critical Approaches to Forest Death and Life

Hot Spots

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

Technology and Anthropological Ways of Knowing

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Technology and Anthropological Ways of Knowing

In this series, we ask anthropologists working in tech to reflect on the place of anthropology in their quotidian practices and professional lives. We use the d... More

3.11 Politics in Disaster Japan: Ten Years Later

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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

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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A Collaboratory of Indian Ocean Ethnographies

Member Voices

A Collaboratory of Indian Ocean Ethnographies

The pandemic brought an unsettling fog of silence down on field-dependent research along the littoral fringes of the northern Indian Ocean. It caused severely r... More

On the Politics and Ethics of What-Comes-After: An Interview with Townsend Middleton

Supplementals

On the Politics and Ethics of What-Comes-After: An Interview with Townsend Middleton

In the following interview, Townsend Middleton and Michelle Hak Hepburn reflect on starting from the “excluded elsewhere” (Karera 2019), bringing the concept of... More

In Whose Name?

Visual and New Media Review

In Whose Name?

This series was solicited and composed by Sander Hölsgens, and went through an internal graduate student peer review process prior to publication. Hölsgens' res... 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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