This roundtable session explores and discusses challenges and prospects for the future with/of anthropologies around the globe based on a collection of short video messages from the presidents of member associations of WCAA.
This is the roundtable session that is based on a collection of short video messages by the presidents or representatives of member associations of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA). These video messages have been collected as part of a series of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA). In these messages, each representative voices his/her view regarding the future of anthropologies and/or humanity's future with anthropologies, from the respective situations and positionings of their anthropological association in the contemporary world. Several thematic topics will be selected and related video messages will be presented out of a collection in the beginning of the session. Then, challenges and prospects for the future with/of anthropologies around the globe will be discussed with participants. Furthermore, the diverse range and the commonalities of current agendas, critical ideas of the field will be examined.