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World Anthropologies: Disciplinary Transformations within Systems of Power

WGF Symp #131 Group Photo
Front: R. Fox, S. Narotzky, M. de la Cadena, G. Ribeiro, S. Toussaint, S. Yamashita, J. Smart, M. Osterweil, E. Berglund, V. Stolcke, L. Obbink. Back: A. Escobar, O. Velho, E. Krotz, S. Visvanathan, E. Archetti, N. Vakhtin, J. Fabian.

WENNER-GREN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM #131
March 7-13, 2003
Hotel Villa Luppis, Pordenone, Italy

PUBLICATION: World Anthropologies:  Disciplinary Transformations within Systems of Power (Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Arturo Escobar, Eds.), Berg, Oxford, 2006.

Translation (Spanish): Antropologias del Mundo.Transformaciones Disciplinarias Dentro de Sistemas de Poder. Popayan: Envion/CIESAS/Wenner-Gren Foundation. 2008

PARTICIPANTS:

bookcoverEduardo P. Archetti (University of Oslo, Norway)
Eeva Berglund (Independent Scholar, UK)
Marisol de la Cadena (University of California, Davis, USA)
Arturo Escobar, organizer (University of North Carolina, USA)
Johannes Fabian (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Richard Fox (Wenner-Gren Foundation, USA)
Esteban Krotz (Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico)
Susana Narotzky (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
Paul Nchoji Nkwi (University of Yaoundé, Cameroon) [contributed paper]
Michal Osterweil (University of North Carolina, USA)
Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, organizer (Universidad de Brasilia, Brazil)
Josephine Smart (University of Calgary, Canada)
Verena Stolcke (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Sandy Toussaint (University of Western Australia)
Nikolai Vakhtin (European University, Russia)
Otávio Velho (National Museum, Brazil)
Shiv Visvanathan (Center for the Study of Developing Societies, India)
Shinji Yamashita (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Final Report

Our symposium met with a two-fold goal in mind: a) to examine critically the international dissemination of anthropology –as a changing set of discourses and practices-- within and across national power fields; b) to contribute to the development of a plural landscape of world anthropologies that is both less shaped by metropolitan hegemonies and more open to the heteroglossic potential of unfolding globalization processes.  More specifically, “World Anthropologies” aimed at pluralizing th