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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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

An Anthropologist for Dinner

Fictions

An Anthropologist for Dinner

Editors' Foreword In a 2018 Theorizing the Contemporary series for Fieldsights titled, “Speculative Anthropologies,” contributors pondered what “epistemologica... 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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Spirits and Substances of Modernity: An Interview with Andrea Wright

Supplementals

Spirits and Substances of Modernity: An Interview with Andrea Wright

In the following author interview, Andrea Wright reflects on her ethnographic and historical engagements with Indian labor migration to the Gulf. While flows of... More

Digitally Mediated Intimacies: An Interview with Molly Hales

Supplementals

Digitally Mediated Intimacies: An Interview with Molly Hales

Robyn Taylor-Neu: You outline in your article how you’re departing from detachment models and how these models seemingly haunt the discourse, so I’m interested ... More

Trembling Mountain

Visual and New Media Review

Trembling Mountain

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Gyalpo chants in a low vibration, twisting and smoothing the beads on his mala, touching them to his ... 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