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]

Post-Compassionate Aid and Emergent Forms of Support: An Interview with Daniela Giudici

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Post-Compassionate Aid and Emergent Forms of Support: An Interview with Daniela Giudici

In the following author interview, Daniela Giudici reflects on her ethnographic engagement with the asylum management system in Bologna, Italy. Drawing our atte... More

Teaching Cultural Anthropology as a Community-Building MOOC-Style Course

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Teaching Cultural Anthropology as a Community-Building MOOC-Style Course

This post highlights the introductory cultural anthropology syllabus prepared by Rebecca Howes-Mischel and Megan Tracy, which they organized in similar style to... More

Creating Community in an Asynchronous Online Class

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Creating Community in an Asynchronous Online Class

In the summer of 2020, we faced a challenge (one of many collectively shared): what to do with our general education Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class... More

A Complement to the Syllabus Archive: Primiano, Krishnan, and Sangaramoorthy's “Plagues, Pathogens, and Pedagogical Decolonization”

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A Complement to the Syllabus Archive: Primiano, Krishnan, and Sangaramoorthy's “Plagues, Pathogens, and Pedagogical Decolonization”

Through the Syllabus Archive on Teaching Tools, we have worked to put together different opportunities for people to share their approaches to emergent topics i... More

A Political Passion Play: Review of The New Gospel

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A Political Passion Play: Review of The New Gospel

Passion plays are theatrical reenactments of the suffering of Jesus Christ: his trial, the Stations of the Cross, and finally, the crucifixion on Calvary, outsi... More

Abayas: Shopping for Floor-Length Convenience, Modesty, and Transgression in Urban Cairo

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Abayas: Shopping for Floor-Length Convenience, Modesty, and Transgression in Urban Cairo

Typically floor-length, black, and loose, abayas are dresses worn by women of working, middle, and upper classes in Egypt and other regions in the world. Conven... More

Wutharr, Saltwater Dreams

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Wutharr, Saltwater Dreams

After a busted motorboat spark plug leaves members of the Karrabing Collective stranded near the place of the saltwater Dreaming, police show up at their home w... More

Ethnographic Time and the Border: An Interview with Malini Sur

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Ethnographic Time and the Border: An Interview with Malini Sur

In this conversation, Scott Schnur sits down with Malini Sur to discuss the importance of engaging time from an ethnographic perspective during fieldwork. Discu... More

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

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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