Oral Presentation Session
Reviewed by: Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology
Of interest to: Practicing and Applied Anthropologists
Primary Theme: Resistance
Secondary Theme: Resilience
This panel aims to bridge the work among scholars from various subfields of anthropology to contest contemporary insurgent issues facing global Latin America and the United States.
We explore diverse forms of resistance that are characterized for their different geographies , methodologies, and themes such as sexuality, race, gender, political economy, memory, history, immigration, and medicine. The papers share the effort of centering and honoring historically peripheral voices in order to subvert colonial, racial, gendered and capitalist violence. The diverse presentations seek to arrive at a common ground in which to bridge struggles of Resistance through Anthropological methods with a critical lense. We will discuss the ways in which we are decolonizing the discipline and thinking of alternative ways of knowledge production and solidarity mechanisms between scholars and the communities we collaborate with. Thus, we are arguing for an Anthropology that is not only critical but also radical, decolonial, immigrant, anti-racist, feminist, queer, and accessible.