Fieldsights

Launched in 2012, Fieldsights has helped to catalyze the growth of nonjournal digital publishing in anthropology. Today, its various sections address diverse audiences in both textual and nontextual formats.

Fieldsights posts should not be described as "published in Cultural Anthropology." The two publications have different tempos, review processes, and forms of credit associated with their output.

Editors’ Forum

These Fieldsights sections feature series of ten or more essays, which bring together scholars across institutions and career stages to weigh in on a shared topic. These pieces are reviewed by the editors of Cultural Anthropology.
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Behind the Migrant Caravan: Ethnographic Updates from Central America

Hot Spots

Behind the Migrant Caravan: Ethnographic Updates from Central America

(Con traducción al español) Central America is again in the news as a region in crisis. In October 2018, a group of migrants gathered in a bus station in San Pe... More

Speculative Anthropologies

Theorizing the Contemporary

Speculative Anthropologies

At the intersection of speculative fiction and anthropology, we find a sense of epistemological humility about the kind of worlds we could or should inhabit. ... More

Time of Monsters

Theorizing the Contemporary

Time of Monsters

In her contribution to the 2016 Hot Spots series on liberalism’s contemporary crisis, Andrea Muehlebach aptly and beautifully rendered our current political s... More

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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Walking amid Wonder: Tulasi Srinivas and Namita Dharia in Conversation

AnthroPod

Walking amid Wonder: Tulasi Srinivas and Namita Dharia in Conversation

In this episode of AnthroPod, guests Namita Dharia and Tulasi Srinivas discuss the possibilities for an anthropology of wonder. Their conversation builds out fr... More

Review: I’ve got a little problem

Visual and New Media Review

Review: I’ve got a little problem

I’ve got a little problem (2018) Directed by Ren Hang Documentary film, 44 min. * * *... More

What is the Midwest Thinking? U.S. Regionalism and Nationalism

Member Voices

What is the Midwest Thinking? U.S. Regionalism and Nationalism

The Midwest region has become a bellwether of American national politics. Media discourses often presume that Midwestern attributes or plights manifest themselv... More

Collaboration Studio

The Collaboration Studio draws together content previously published in different sections of Fieldsights. It also anchors a yearlong seminar that allows Contributing Editors to work together for a fixed period of time on a topic of shared interest.
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Publishing Infrastructure

Publishing Infrastructure

More than most scholarly associations, the Society for Cultural Anthropology has come to understand itself as what Christopher Kelty (2005) calls a recursive pu... More