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

Children's Carework in a Global Pandemic: Anthropology of Childhood and Infectious Disease

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Children's Carework in a Global Pandemic: Anthropology of Childhood and Infectious Disease

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, much attention has focused on adult caregivers of young children. Flipping the focus, this episode focuses on children's r... More

The Intimate Life of Populism: Interview with Bo Kyeong Seo

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The Intimate Life of Populism: Interview with Bo Kyeong Seo

Ola Galal: Populism gives rise to multiple and intertwined modes of being—multiple becomings—that are best captured as you argue through a micro history of Ta... More

Social Distancing: A Multispecies Perspective

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Social Distancing: A Multispecies Perspective

Social distancing is all the rage. As health officials from the WHO to the CDC actively promote it, this is a good moment to ask what cultural anthropologists c... More

Ethnography as a Veil: An Ekphrasic and Acousmatic Approach to Flamenco

Visual and New Media Review

Ethnography as a Veil: An Ekphrasic and Acousmatic Approach to Flamenco

How can one do an ethnography of a “mysterious force” that celebrates human struggle? How can one convey an experience of the uncanny in Flamenco music? Far fro... More

Visualize-ing Air: Data, Icons, and Translations of Smog in Lahore

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Visualize-ing Air: Data, Icons, and Translations of Smog in Lahore

My city, Lahore, is disappearing. There is nothing figurative about that sentence. I genuinely cannot see my hometown outside my window. The skyline is a haze .... More

The Porosity of Film: A Review of Yi Cui’s Of Shadows

Visual and New Media Review

The Porosity of Film: A Review of Yi Cui’s Of Shadows

Distributor Icarus Films writes that Yi Cui's Of Shadows (2016) juxtaposes “the rural and the urban, the grassroot and the official, the state and the local, th... More

Redesigning the Annual Conference: Contagion, Carbon, Access, Equity

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Redesigning the Annual Conference: Contagion, Carbon, Access, Equity

Spring is a time to look ahead in places like where I live on the East Coast of the United States, as people come out of doors and dormant plants and other crea... More

Siena'ga

Visual and New Media Review

Siena'ga

Editors' NoteSiena’ga offers the home video as an ethnographic genre. A retrieval of family memories somewhere between Siena, Italy, and Ciénaga, Colombia, Sien... More

The Legal Doctor

Visual and New Media Review

The Legal Doctor

Editors' NoteThe Legal Doctor is an episode from Cristiana Giordano and Greg Pierotti’s Unstories—a performance play that thinks the ongoing migrant crisis in E... More

Rooftop “Recipes” for Relating: A Commentary on Recipes, Ethnography, and Theory

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Rooftop “Recipes” for Relating: A Commentary on Recipes, Ethnography, and Theory

I titled my 2018 anthropology MA thesis for The American University in Cairo “Rooftop Recipes for Relating: Ecologies of Humans, Animals, and Life,” but it took... More