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]

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

Member Voices

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

Ethnographic Lesser Evils

Visual and New Media Review

Ethnographic Lesser Evils

Ni Mnyama pekee anaeruka,Yasemekana mchana haoni bali usiku,She is a creature of flight,Day-blind and night-sighted,If animals are mentioned at all in our ethno... More

The Force of Sonority

Visual and New Media Review

The Force of Sonority

July 15, 2018. Shores of the Canal Saint-Martin, Paris. It was the evening when France won the soccer world cup. The recording captures the hours before the eve... More

The File Story

Visual and New Media Review

The File Story

When certain forms of text and interview constitute captivity, the visual can offer fracture lines; unexpected openings and departures. Multimodal presentation ... 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

Frontextos: A Way of Thinking

Visual and New Media Review

Frontextos: A Way of Thinking

I began my FRONTEXTOS project (frontexto is a blend of frontera and texto, border/text) on New Year’s Day of 2018. At first, it had to do with commitment. I mad... More

Crowds

Visual and New Media Review

Crowds

Elias Canetti on crowds and Gaston Bachelard on fire inform this montage of images and sounds in downtown Lima’s semi-legal market of Mesa Redonda featuring den... More

Underpass

Visual and New Media Review

Underpass

The body is part of the external world, continuous with it. In fact, it is just as much part of nature as anything else there—a river, or a mountain, or a cloud... 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

Re-sounding Movements

Visual and New Media Review

Re-sounding Movements

In the event of Re-sounding Movements, drawing resonates across the vital spaces of the in-between, attempting to capture the felt vitality of passages forming ... More