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]

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

Con-text-ure

Visual and New Media Review

Con-text-ure

We welcome you to Con-text-ure, a series on experimental media and writing. The word Con-text-ure is borrowed from the book Culture/Contexture: Explorations in ... More

The Erotics of Destruction and the End of the Anthropocene

Visual and New Media Review

The Erotics of Destruction and the End of the Anthropocene

In Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene, feminist philosopher of science Donna Haraway (2016) attempts to imagine an alternative to what she ... More

The Possibility of Spirits

Visual and New Media Review

The Possibility of Spirits

A barely perceptible breeze brushes through quivering feathers adorning a statue. For a fleeting moment, one has the sensation that the statue has come alive. V... More

Where Have All the Comparisons Gone?

Member Voices

Where Have All the Comparisons Gone?

Comparison is basic to anthropology. It frames an understanding of ourselves and others. Yet anthropological comparison in the traditional sense—as involving tw... More

Drawing Care with Jean Hunleth

Supplementals

Drawing Care with Jean Hunleth

The pedagogical activities in this post encourage students to engage with Jean Hunleth’s concept of imaginal caring and the creative promises of drawing as an e... More

"Pervasive, yet Fractured": A Roundtable on Centering Indigenous Critiques and Teaching Settler Colonialism

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"Pervasive, yet Fractured": A Roundtable on Centering Indigenous Critiques and Teaching Settler Colonialism

As I write, Kanaka Maoli kia‘i are assembling to protect Mauna Kea against the threat of the Thirty Meter Telescope; Diné and Pueblo peoples are collaborating t... More

Programming Improvisation

Visual and New Media Review

Programming Improvisation

In a recent article in Cultural Anthropology, Nick Seaver (2018) asks, “What should an anthropology of algorithms do?” Seaver urges anthropologists to avoid por... More

Anthropologists as Public Intellectuals: Ruth Behar in Conversation with Kristen Ghodsee

AnthroPod

Anthropologists as Public Intellectuals: Ruth Behar in Conversation with Kristen Ghodsee

This episode of AnthroPod features Ruth Behar in conversation with Kristen Ghodsee about how anthropologists can be public intellectuals: They discuss how can a... More

Ghosts and Numbers

Visual and New Media Review

Ghosts and Numbers

We welcome you to the newest iteration of The Screening Room film series! For our inaugural film we have selected Alan Klima's Ghosts and Numbers, a film that m... More