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]

Diapers and Other Queer Objects: An Interview with George Paul Meiu

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Diapers and Other Queer Objects: An Interview with George Paul Meiu

In this conversation, Juliana Friend invites George Paul Meiu to reflect on technologies of citizenship in Kenya. Meiu’s fieldwork traces discourses about diape... More

The Poetics of Deep Reading: A Field Guide to Getting Lost in a Book

Teaching Tools

The Poetics of Deep Reading: A Field Guide to Getting Lost in a Book

When was the last time you read a book without checking your phone? Two years ago, we posed this question to our undergraduate students in political anthropol... More

Knowing and Making the Self: An Interview with Andrea Ford

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Knowing and Making the Self: An Interview with Andrea Ford

In this conversation, Kristin Gupta sits down with Andrea Ford to discuss her ethnographic engagements with birth doulas and elite childbearing people in the Ba... More

Life After Catastrophe: Review of Dylda/Beanpole

Visual and New Media Review

Life After Catastrophe: Review of Dylda/Beanpole

Dylda (2019) by Kantemir Balagov is a film about human struggle to conceive a life amid ruins, left behind by war. It is also about the ambivalent meanings and ... More

Spirits and Substances of Modernity: An Interview with Andrea Wright

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Spirits and Substances of Modernity: An Interview with Andrea Wright

In the following author interview, Andrea Wright reflects on her ethnographic and historical engagements with Indian labor migration to the Gulf. While flows of... More

Digitally Mediated Intimacies: An Interview with Molly Hales

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Digitally Mediated Intimacies: An Interview with Molly Hales

Robyn Taylor-Neu: You outline in your article how you’re departing from detachment models and how these models seemingly haunt the discourse, so I’m interested ... More

Trembling Mountain

Visual and New Media Review

Trembling Mountain

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Gyalpo chants in a low vibration, twisting and smoothing the beads on his mala, touching them to his ... More

Castaway Man

Visual and New Media Review

Castaway Man

Perhaps the best place to start with Kesang Tseten’s Castaway Man (2015) is with its final scene—with grainy archival footage of a man burying a time capsule in... More

Distribute2020: An Invitation to Use, Reuse, Recombine, Cite, Relate, and Teach!

Teaching Tools

Distribute2020: An Invitation to Use, Reuse, Recombine, Cite, Relate, and Teach!

Welcome to the Teaching Tools series inspired by Distribute2020, the biannual multimodal conference presented by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) and... More

Global Protest Movements in 2019: What Do They Teach Us?

Member Voices

Global Protest Movements in 2019: What Do They Teach Us?

Amid an unprecedented sense of global uncertainty, protest movements around the world are opening new horizons. This series, which was assembled before the star... More