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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Decameron Relived

Fictions

Decameron Relived

As anthropologists we often tell stories in our work to introduce a setting, to illustrate a point, to “try to grasp the fragments of the real world” (Fassin 20... More

Geological Anthropology

Theorizing the Contemporary

Geological Anthropology

Geology has become a principal field and framework in the social sciences and humanities in the past decade to understand anthropogenic environmental crises. Th... More

The Psychedelic Revival

Hot Spots

The Psychedelic Revival

Over the last decade, psychedelics—named for their “mind-manifesting” quality—have made a comeback in modern science, public discourse, and cultural significanc... 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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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

Who Will Be a Gurkha

Visual and New Media Review

Who Will Be a Gurkha

Kesang Tseten’s Who Will Be a Gurkha (2012) is a corporeal film full of movement, exertion, physicality, and masculine energy. The film follows the archaic sele... More

Socialism, Spies, and Serendipity: Katherine Verdery and Kristen Ghodsee on Anthropology and Epistemic Change

AnthroPod

Socialism, Spies, and Serendipity: Katherine Verdery and Kristen Ghodsee on Anthropology and Epistemic Change

This episode features Katherine Verdery in conversation with Kristen Ghodsee. They discuss Verdery's career in the context of her recent ASEEES award, including... 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