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Accepted Paper:

Comparing the ethics codes of anthropology national associations: engagements, power and professional practices in World Anthropologies  
Miriam Grossi (UFSC)

Paper short abstract:

What is the place of the ethics regulation in anthropological practice? How different anthropological associations define their rules about ethical issues of the discipline?

Paper long abstract:

To what extent ethical codes of different Anthropological associations, mostly designed for more than two decades, still respond to the new ethical challenges posed to anthropologists and their field studies? How these different codes of ethics deal with the political engagement of some Anthropologists in the field? How the anthropological assertion "change the world" are consistent with other traditional theoretical assumptions as it is the "scientific neutrality" and the "detachment" of the researcher?

This paper analyze some anthropological ethics codes in order to answer these questions. Through a comparative analysis of the texts of different codes of ethics provided by national anthropological associations, we try to understand if - and in what extent - the ethical regulation has - or has not - contributed to the new ways of doing anthropology in the contemporary world. We reflect also upon examples withdrawn from some contemporary ethnographies, in fields that include issues such gender , sexual orientation, ethnic-racial, disability, social class and other social markers of difference that also mark the identities of male and female Anthropologists in different contexts of the anthropological practice. And how the ethical regulations of Anthropology at different places in the world respond to these new approaches.

Panel P108
Traditions of anthropology, prospects for engagement: have 'World Anthropologies' tried to change the world? (WCAA-IUAES session)
  Session 1