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.
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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(English translation below) Esta colección de ensayos reflexiona sobre la llegada al poder, por primera vez en la historia del país, de la izquierda democrática... More
On September 16, 2022, Mahsa Zhina Amini, a twenty-two-year-old woman from the Iranian province of Kurdistan, died in Tehran due to injuries incurred while in p... More
Pedro Castillo, a rural school teacher, was sworn in as President of Peru on July 28, 2021; his victory built on solid electoral support from Andean Indigenous ... More
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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Echos of Earthly Suffering in Transitional Justice: Revisiting the Soundings of Colombia's Truth Commission
As part of the 2016 landmark peace accord, the Colombian State launched a four-year “Comisión de la Verdad,” or Truth and Reconciliation Commission as known in ... More
During one failed attempt to empty my university email inbox, I came across a few emails dating back to 2014, the year in which I changed my undergraduate major... More
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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