Accepted paper:

Occupy scholarship! Thinking from the peripheries ten years after World Anthropologies Network

Authors:

Susana Narotzky (Universitat de Barcelona)

Paper short abstract:

Ten years have gone since the founding of the World Anthropologies Network. The project has been institutionalized interaction among anthropological communities has undoubtedly increased; but, beyond connectivity, have the power centers of knowledge production changed?

Paper long abstract:

Ten years have gone since the founding of the World Anthropologies Network by Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Arturo Escobar and a small group of colleagues. The project has been institutionalized in the World Council for Anthropological Associations and in the re-vitalization of the IUAES, an international forum of anthropological traditions and interests. The interaction among anthropological communities has undoubtedly increased; but has the original power-knowledge problem withered away? It is time to focus on the issue of power beyond connectivity: have the power centers of knowledge production changed? What are the voices that are heard in the anthropological time-space topologies of knowledge? How important is the "language issue" and control of major academic journals? Are creative ontologies of our field a good enough substitute for seeking equal access to knowledge production?

panel G55
World Anthropologies Today