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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Majoritarian Politics in South Asia

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Majoritarian Politics in South Asia

The last decade has been witness to the seemingly meteoric rise and consolidation of a wide range of majoritarian and authoritarian political regimes across Sou... More

Multispecies Care in the Sixth Extinction

Theorizing the Contemporary

Multispecies Care in the Sixth Extinction

The rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus reminds us, once more, of the porous boundaries between species, and the social and ecological disasters of growth-driv... More

Emptiness

Theorizing the Contemporary

Emptiness

This series argues that emptiness is emerging as a concrete spatial-temporal coordinate in the global landscape of capitalism and state power, and a heuristic d... 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 Cultural Anthropology as a Community-Building MOOC-Style Course

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Teaching Cultural Anthropology as a Community-Building MOOC-Style Course

This post highlights the introductory cultural anthropology syllabus prepared by Rebecca Howes-Mischel and Megan Tracy, which they organized in similar style to... More

Creating Community in an Asynchronous Online Class

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Creating Community in an Asynchronous Online Class

In the summer of 2020, we faced a challenge (one of many collectively shared): what to do with our general education Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class... More

A Complement to the Syllabus Archive: Primiano, Krishnan, and Sangaramoorthy's “Plagues, Pathogens, and Pedagogical Decolonization”

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A Complement to the Syllabus Archive: Primiano, Krishnan, and Sangaramoorthy's “Plagues, Pathogens, and Pedagogical Decolonization”

Through the Syllabus Archive on Teaching Tools, we have worked to put together different opportunities for people to share their approaches to emergent topics i... 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