Interrogating anthropology is meant to trigger off discussions on anthropology from all angles and perspectives. Discussion will cover issues such as the "end of anthropology" as a discipline rooted in imperialism and colonialism, and the emergence of a more activist oriented anthropology, an anthropology that can speak truth to power! Also, if anthropology is changing and it must change, why then should it stick to obsolete terminologies such as "ethnography, savage people, primitive societies, etc." What is anthropology saying or not on the development of primitivism or new savagism in institutional anthropological discourse? Also, should the change in anthropology begin with institutional forms of anthropology such as classroom anthropology?
I am Michel Tinguiri, a PhD candidate in socio-cultural anthropology at American University, Washington DC. I am originally from Burkina Faso, West Africa. I am also a professional Translator/Interpreter (French-English-Spanish). My areas of interests include: urbanization, poverty & development, gender & development, forced displacement, translation theories, African literature and linguistics...more