The ‘Who are “we”?’ web project: discussions now open

This looks interesting – an anthropology of anthropologists! I look forward to following the debate on the Open Anthropology Cooperative forum.

who are 'we'?

The ‘Who are “we”?’ web project is now open! 

Who do ‘we’ anthropologists think we are? And how do our collective identities and relations – as part of wider communities, movements, disciplines, ‘schools’ and so on – shape our methods, theories and analyses?

Socio-cultural anthropology has historically and popularly been characterized by its study of ‘other’ societies – not only the remote, exotic natives of Malinowskian legend, but also ‘others at home’, such as marginalized minorities, activists and religious communities. But while endless debates have raged over how anthropologists construct and theorize ‘otherness’, far less attention has been paid to the other side of the story: how forms and notions of affinity  between anthropologists influence their theory and practice.

This is where YOUR input is needed! The ‘Who are “We”?’ project aims to redress this imbalance by asking how the anthropological ‘we’ is imagined and invoked. How are ‘we’ construed…

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