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WCAA Webinar: “Language and anthropological knowledge”

The Committee on World Anthropologies of the American Anthropological Association announces a web-based seminar from the World Council of Anthropology Associations, “Language and anthropological knowledge”, through 15 October.

From the Committee on World Anthropologies:

We are pleased to inform you that the collaborative webinar on Language and anthropological knowledge/Língua e conhecimento antropológico/ La langue et le savoir anthropologique, jointly organized by EASA/ABA/AAA/CASCA, is now open.

Four papers have been posted in English, French and Portuguese. You are invited to read and comment them online (in these languages or in Spanish). Four nominated commentators will post their responses online on the 13th, and the eight will have a live, streamed two-hour webinar debate on October 15, along with a chair and discussant. You may register (free) to take part in the webinar.

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This virtual seminar aims to explore the centrality of language in the production of anthropological knowledge and its political aspects, in two different albeit connected ways:
1. Language is central to the ethnographic encounter and sets the grounds for a potentially unequal interaction in the long term.
2. The global circulation of anthropological knowledge, and the shifting relations of power that it entails, has become more and more salient to anthropologists of all kinds.

The seminar will engage in open and multilingual debate about these issues. Please join us for a thought-provoking discussion!

Chair: Miguel Vale de Almeida
Moderator: Deirdre Meintel
ABA presenter: Bruna Franchetto
ABA commentator: Omar Ribeiro Thomaz
EASA presenter: Penelope Harvey
EASA commentator: Benoît de l’Estoile
AAA presenter: Alexandra Jaffe
AAA commentator: Salikoko Mufwene
CASCA presenter: Christine Jourdan
CASCA commentator: Petra Rethmann

European Association of Social Anthropologists EASA
Associação Brasileira de Antropologia ABA
Canadian Anthropology Society/ La Societé Canadienne d’Anthropologie CASCA
American Anthropological Association AAA

Sponsored by the World Council of Anthropological Associations WCAA

The preceding announcement comes from the AAA Committee on World Anthropologies.

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