A view from the south: transdisciplinarity, biological anthropology and the 21st. century

  • Hilton P. Silva

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ABSTRACT This paper discusses the future of Biological/Physical Anthropology as a fundamental part of Anthropology in the 21st Century. The paper calls the attention to the need for more transdisciplinary work among anthropologists, and in particular the need for transdisciplinary collaboration between the countries of the Northern and Southern hemisphere; it also examines the need for further engagement of Human Biologists and Biological Anthropologists with what Rappaport called "societal issues". The future developments and perspectives of Biological Anthropology and its practitioners depends greatly on lessons learned from Anthropology's past history, where the most successful endeavors, such as the International Biological Program were transdisciplinary in nature and scope.

 

RESUMEN En el presente estudio se discuten aspectos del futuro de la Antropología Física o Biológica, como parte fundamental del contenido de nuestra ciencia, recién entrada al siglo XXI. Se puntualiza enfáticamente sobre la necesidad de realizar un intenso trabajo interdisciplinario entre los antropólogos y se remarca en particular, la necesidad de colaboración entre los países situados al norte y sur de nuestro hemisferio. También se puntualiza lo provechoso de poner en práctica una acción conjunta entre antropobiólogos y especialistas en biología humana, apuntando a lo que Rappaport llamó "resultados societarios". El desarrollo futuro y las perspectivas de la Antropología Biológica y de sus seguidores depende en gran medida de lo aprendido en el pasado con las empresas más exitosas, tales como el Programa Biológico Internacional, que fue transdisciplinario tanto en su naturaleza como en sus objetivos.

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2010-10-11
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Silva, H. P. (2010). A view from the south: transdisciplinarity, biological anthropology and the 21st. century. Revista Argentina De Antropología Biológica, 8(1), 153-161. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.unlp.edu.ar/raab/article/view/286
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