Accepted Paper:

Anthropology of cultural futures: decision-making participation in international negotiations on culture  


Lourdes Arizpe (National University of Mexico)

Paper Short Abstract:

Since the nineties anthropologists have been increasingly invited to participate in international programs on cultural diversity, multiculturalism and development. Yet their contributions have now gone beyond policy anthropology or discursive debates on globalization.

Paper long abstract:

My own participant decision-making in international negotiations about international cultural programs make me reflect on the need to develop new anthropological tools to deal with shifting political arrangements of multiple scale processes of identities, ethnicities and conviviality. This includes new political proposals of cultural futures such as the "Buen Vivir" proposal of the Bolivian national indigenous movement.

Panel P01
Anthropology, diplomacy and politics