Paper long abstract:
Aotearoa/New Zealand is a particularly interesting national arena in which to examine the question of how different local audiences react to representations by anthropologists who are resident in the country and those who are not. Some of the latter have generated controversy in the media and caused tensions among members of the local anthropological profession. On the other hand, some non-resident anthropologists have gained privileged access to New Zealand communities. Questons therefore arise as to which audiences differently situated anthropologists have in mind when they research and publish, and which publics they feel accountable to in that process.
Diverse anthropologies with multiple publics: Crisis or imaginative responses? [WCAA workshop]