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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Haiti beyond Crisis

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Haiti beyond Crisis

This series suggests new ways to understand the current situation in Haiti and poses questions about what is, and isn’t, happening in Haiti right now. We seek t... More

Russia’s War in Ukraine, Continued

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Russia’s War in Ukraine, Continued

This is a continuation of the series, Russia's War in Ukraine, published on March 11. Every war is distinctive in its sources, consequences, and legacies. Some ... More

Russia’s War on Ukraine

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Russia’s War on Ukraine

Russia launched its unprovoked war of aggression on Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Anthropologists, with intimate experience on the ground, are striving to conte... 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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Patchwork Ethnography Syllabus

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Patchwork Ethnography Syllabus

This post builds on A Manifesto for Patchwork Ethnography and Interview: Patchwork Ethnography posted on Fieldsights on June 2020 and June 2021, respectively. ... More

In the Weeds: Teaching Weedy Anthropology and an Interview with Caroline E. Schuster

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In the Weeds: Teaching Weedy Anthropology and an Interview with Caroline E. Schuster

For this supplementals post, Janita Van Dyk and Caroline E. Schuster created a sample syllabus, which includes discussion questions, pedagogical exercises, and ... More

The Sound of Borders Part 2: Active Citizenship

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The Sound of Borders Part 2: Active Citizenship

In part 2 of our series on sound and borders, cultural geographer Tom Western talks with contributing editor Nick Smith about the work of the Syrian and Greek Y... 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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