G55
World Anthropologies Today

Convenors:
Susana Narotzky (Universitat de Barcelona)
Gustavo Lins Ribeiro (University of Brasilia)
Track:
General
Location:
University Place Main Theatre
Start time:
10 August, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Ten years after the Symposium "World Anthropologies - disciplinary transformations within systems of power", we want to appraise and discuss its theoretical, practical and political impacts. This session will put together some of the most influential voices of this and other related global debates.

Long abstract:

In 2003, the Wenner-Gren Foundation International Symposium "World Anthropologies - disciplinary transformations within systems of power" was held in Italy. In 2006, the homonymous book was published. The symposium and book expressed in theoretical and political terms some of the positions of a larger international group called the World Anthropologies Network. Ten years after, we want to appraise and discuss their theoretical, practical and political impacts. Do we now have more horizontal and plural, heteroglossic worldwide relationships among anthropological communities? Is the Anglo-American disciplinary hegemony more open to other influences? Have "South-South" conversations increased? These and other questions will be discussed by some of the most influential voices of the world anthropologies and other related global debates. The participation of the audience will also be highly welcome.