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

Convenors:
Gustavo Lins Ribeiro (University of Brasilia)
Chair:
Gustavo Lins Ribeiro
Discussant:
Leslie Aiello (WGF), Takami Kuwayama (Hokkaido U), Susana Narotzky (U Barcelona)
Location:
International CR
Start time:
18 May, 2014 at 8:30
Session slots:
4

Short abstract:

What was accomplished by the WCAA in its tens years of existence? In what ways have world anthropologies benefited from the WCAA existence? What is to be done? Which are the critical institutional, political and theoretical issues we still need to deal with to foster the mission of the WCAA?

Long abstract:

The WCAA was founded in Recife by 14 presidents of anthropological associations during the meeting of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology, in 2004. Ten years after, it is reaching almost 50 members. It is time to assess its role in international scientific politics and to explore the possibilities for the next 10 years. Presenters include the former and current chairs of the World Council, other members of the founding meeting in Brazil, colleagues who have been deeply involved with this project since then as well as colleagues who are independent from the Council's project but aware of the broader issues involved in the world anthropologies debate. What was accomplished in these years? In what ways have world anthropologies benefited from the WCAA existence? What else is to be done? Which are the critical institutional, political and theoretical issues we need to deal with to foster the mission of the WCAA in the future?