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]

Bodies at War

Visual and New Media Review

Bodies at War

We welcome you to the 2020 return of the Screening Room film series. We begin our series with Emily Cohen's film Bodies at War (2015). The film centers on the l... More

Sketching toward Alternate Openings in the Field

Visual and New Media Review

Sketching toward Alternate Openings in the Field

Fieldnote-taking and writing in the field comes rife with complexities of representation, what Michael Taussig (2011, 13) has described as “that drive to get it... More

Co-authorship as Feminist Writing and Practice

Member Voices

Co-authorship as Feminist Writing and Practice

This collection of essays builds on a 2018 American Anthropological Association roundtable that brought together scholars whose experiences with co-authorship i... More

What Does Anthropology Sound Like: Activism

AnthroPod

What Does Anthropology Sound Like: Activism

In this episode, the first in a new series entitled "What Does Anthropology Sound Like," Dr. Sophie Chao and Dr. Bianca C. Williams join Contributing Editor Cor... More

Rural Development and Alternative Agriculture in Italy: Cultivating the Future by Governing Expectations of Change

Member Voices

Rural Development and Alternative Agriculture in Italy: Cultivating the Future by Governing Expectations of Change

In the wake of the “Friday for Future” demonstrations across the world, as well as the shift in food consumption driven by consumers’ new preference for organic... More

Teaching Ethnography in the Heart of Government

Teaching Tools

Teaching Ethnography in the Heart of Government

From the point of view of the governed—citizens and non-citizens alike—the way government operates can seem like a black box. Despite talk of transparency, the ... More

Challenging Art as Cultural Systems . . . for Cliff from the Twenty-First Century: Light Shows, Shadow Plays, Pressure Points

Member Voices

Challenging Art as Cultural Systems . . . for Cliff from the Twenty-First Century: Light Shows, Shadow Plays, Pressure Points

The following piece is a lightly edited version of a lecture delivered as the Clifford Geertz Memorial Lecture at Princeton University on April 25, 2019, by Mic... More

The Unwitnessed Death: An Interview with Jason Danely

Supplementals

The Unwitnessed Death: An Interview with Jason Danely

Vaia Sigounas: The opening scene where you have just tucked your children into bed for the night serves as a jarring juxtaposition to the rest of the paper whic... More

Ghostly Excesses: Ethnography and Experimental Cinema

Visual and New Media Review

Ghostly Excesses: Ethnography and Experimental Cinema

What will I do? What will I do without exile, and a long night that stares at the water? Water binds me to your name . . . Nothing takes me from the butterflies... More

Blasted Cathedral

Visual and New Media Review

Blasted Cathedral

Artist Statement I am the shadow you erased, but I return to prove it is possible to be punished by the meeting point. This leaves an error of light where disgu... More