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En/redar-se: Networking in/with/for World Anthropologies The purpose of the present web page is to support the formation of a self-organizing world anthropologies network. Conceived as a process we hope that the network will constitute a dialogic space for discussing 'anthropology' in its relation to a multiplicity of world-making processes and events.
It reinforces established or trendy ideas at the center while excluding different practices and ideas that thrive at the margins. This is often justified on the grounds of “quality” and it so happens that “peripheral” knowledge is generally considered of poor quality by knowledge powers (further justified by deficient training institutions, lack of access to “key” theoretical debates, etc. ). But to me this is not mainly a matter of quality but of power: a matter of cultural scholarly hegemony. Breaking down that hegemony was the aim of the original Red de Antropologías Mundiales–World Anthropologies Network.