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What will interculturality be?


We anthropologists are often asked to design policies in order to manage multiculturalism. But intercultural conflicts magnified by massive migrations, the global expansion of the communication industries and the merging of local, national and global production and consumption patterns have changed the conditions of coexistence between ethnic groups, nations, genders and generations. This article contributes to reimagining the current tasks of anthropology reviewing how anthropologists and sociologists from various countries dealt with intercultural misunderstandings, such as Marc Abélès, Roberto da Matta, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Claudio Lomnitz, Guillermo O’Donnell, Renato Ortiz, Rossana Reguillo, Ana Rosas Mantecón and recent studies on youth, technologies and academic exchanges. The author analyses the discrepancies between cultures that interact in a time when identitarian fundamentalisms are gaining strength.

anthropology; interculturality; multiculturalism; identity fundamentalisms

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