Accepted paper:

From anthropological associations to world anthropologies

Author:

Setha Low (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Paper short abstract:

This paper traces the tensions, uncertainties and potential dangers of the WCAA transformation from a group of national and international anthropological associations to an institutional representation of world anthropologies.

Paper long abstract:

This paper traces the tensions, uncertainties and potential dangers of the WCAA transformation from a group of national and international anthropological associations to an institutional representation of world anthropologies. As WCAA grows larger and inclusive the problems of how to represent this diversity of intellectual thought, systems of knowledge production, and language presentation is becoming more pronounced. How will the WCAA be able to represent multiple voices fairly and yet at the same time provide a focus and place to come together to imagine the global anthropology of the future.

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The past and future of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA Tenth Anniversary Symposium) CLOSED