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.

How to Submit

Questions and proposals for guest posts can be sent to the relevant section editor or to Jessica Lockrem at [email protected]

Out of the Ordinary: A Review of The Hundreds

Visual and New Media Review

Out of the Ordinary: A Review of The Hundreds

Perhaps a theory orders the world; perhaps poetry disrupts it . . . Perhaps The Hundreds (Duke University Press, 2019)—Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart’s col... More

China’s Respiratory Communities

Member Voices

China’s Respiratory Communities

“It’s always busier here when the pollution is bad,” Lili, a community engagement coordinator, told me. Worried I would not be able to find the place, she had w... More

Reimagining the Annual Meeting for an Era of Radical Climate Change

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Reimagining the Annual Meeting for an Era of Radical Climate Change

This is less a blog post than a virtual and distributed happening. We bring you the account of a roundtable at the November 2019 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting in Van... More

Anthropological Film Fragments from Early Twentieth-Century Mexico: A Curatorial Problem

Visual and New Media Review

Anthropological Film Fragments from Early Twentieth-Century Mexico: A Curatorial Problem

What if we approached our pedagogical and scholarly engagements with ethnographic cinemas as a series of curatorial exercises in seeing, as a practice of second... More

Anthropology and/of Mental Health Part 1

AnthroPod

Anthropology and/of Mental Health Part 1

In this episode, Contributing Editor Anar Parikh interviews Professor Beatriz Reyes-Foster (University of Central Florida) and Professor Rebecca J. Lester (Wash... More

Media, Images, and the Expressive Arts at AAA/CASCA 2019

Visual and New Media Review

Media, Images, and the Expressive Arts at AAA/CASCA 2019

The American Anthropology Association and the Canadian Anthropology Society will co-host their yearly national conference in Vancouver, Canada, from November 20... More

Bateson Book Forum: Dust of the Zulu

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Bateson Book Forum: Dust of the Zulu

Louise Meintjes’s Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics After Apartheid (Duke University Press, 2017) is an ethnography of post-aparteid ngoma dance—a competitive ... More

A Conversation Around Keith Hart: Swimming into the Current of Human Society Through History

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A Conversation Around Keith Hart: Swimming into the Current of Human Society Through History

Many of Keith Hart’s students, colleagues, interlocutors, and friends have long wanted to express their appreciation for the influence that the man and his idea... More

Final Writing with Light Series

Visual and New Media Review

Final Writing with Light Series

The Writing with Light collective was a SCA/SVA joint initiative which provided editors and authors the opportunity to focus closely on the photo-essay as a dis... More

Teaching Ethnography through Theater

Teaching Tools

Teaching Ethnography through Theater

Anthropologists often distinguish ethnography from other methods through the role of the researcher. In ethnography, the researcher’s social position, embodied ... More