Panel no. 110 - Next Generation Anthropology: Cosmopolitanian Anthropology, World Anthropology, World Anthropologies, Trans-national Anthropology, or Something Else?


Convenor

Title Prof First name Vesna Last name V. Godina
Institution Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor City Maribor Country SI

Co-Convenor

Title Prof First name Petr Last name Skalnik
Institution name University of Pardubice City Pardubice Country CZ

Panel

Panel title

Next Generation Anthropology: Cosmopolitanian Anthropology, World Anthropology, World Anthropologies, Trans-national Anthropology, or Something Else?

Panel abstract

In the second half of the 20th century, native social and cultural anthropology developed in many non-Western countries. This development has opened several questions. One of them is also the question about cooperation between Western and non-Western social and cultural anthropology. The crucial dimension of this cooperation should be a productive dialogue between social and cultural anthropologists from different geographic locations and theoretical and national traditions, which Kuper already in the 1994 predicted as a crucial dimension of future social and cultural anthropology. In the panel we will discuss several topics: the most important characteristics of Western and non-Western anthropologies; conditions for productive cooperation between Western and non-Western anthropologies; how this cooperation will change Western social and cultural anthropology (de-westernization of Western social and cultural anthropology etc.); how this cooperation will change non-Western social and cultural anthropology (professionlization of non-Western social and cultural anthropology etc.); (uncritical) equalization of Western social and cultural anthropology with Western colonialism; (uncritical) equalization of non-Western social and cultural anthropology with anti-colonialism; debates about relations between Western an non-Western anthropologies (Buchowski-Hann debate; Verdery-Thelen debate etc.); possible future outcomes of the cooperation between Western and non-Western social and cultural anthropology; how these outcomes should be named – as cosmopolitanian anthropology (Hann 2012), word anthropology/word anthropologies (Pobłocki 2009; Restrepo and Escobar 2005), trans-national anthropology (Čapo 2014); etc.

IUAES Commission

IUAES Commission on Theoretical Anthropology