The World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) was created in 2004 with the purpose of overcoming anthropology’s shortcomings, namely the fact that the discipline has not always been a faithful mirror of unity in diversity insofar as, until recently, the anthropologists of a few privileged nations have dominated the process of building global knowledge. The WCAA provides a global platform for free communication and democratic participation in the spirit of the new paradigm of “World Anthropologies”.
“Internationalizing Anthropology: A History of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA)”
Thomas A. Reuter, 2018
The Foundation of the WCAA The WCAA was founded during a historic meeting of the presidents of fourteen anthropological associations in Recife, Brazil, in June 2004. The meeting was conceived by Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, after attending a small ad hoc meeting of association presidents at the AAA conference the previous year. Realising the potential value of holding such a meeting on a more global scale he sought and obtained funding from the (...)