Lourdes Arizpe: A Mexican Pioneer in Anthropology by Lourdes Arizpe

By Lourdes Arizpe

This publication offers significant texts via Prof. Dr. Lourdes Arizpe Schlosser, a pioneering Mexican anthropologist, at the celebration of her seventieth birthday. She is a number one researcher into indigenous peoples, an innovator in women’s reports and an international clinical chief who has encouraged the foreign learn and coverage groups. all through her unusual profession she has analysed ethnicism and indigenous peoples, ladies in migratory flows, cultural and social sustainability and intangible cultural history as social capital, putting those matters at the international schedule for examine and coverage. numerous of the 12 significant texts during this quantity were released when you consider that 1972 within the US, Europe, Latin the United States and India; a few have been first released in Spanish and come in English for the 1st time. This anthology additionally comprises contemporary unpublished texts on tradition, improvement and foreign cultural coverage added at high-level overseas meetings.

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Other changes can be predicted as well in other social domains. The main point, though is that there have been only two previous instances in history in which such overall social change has taken place, that is, in which all areas of human and social life are being affected. ): One World or Several? (Paris: OECD Development Centre, 1989): pages. Republished in: Development, 1997: 43–57. The permission to republish this text was granted by OECD on 22 May 2013 (Reference P-2013-179). L. 1007/978-3-319-01896-6_4, Ó The Author(s) 2014 31 32 4 On the Cultural and Social Sustainability of World Development being affected almost simultaneously.

It is within this perspective that the European Union conceives the Dialogue among Civilizations. 4 Relocating Cultural Diversity 27 without taboos. We have the right to ask questions to a civilization other than our own and to pose questions to others. Others also have the right to interrogate us on the reason for certain inequalities. ’’ In Crossing the Divide (Picco/Aboulmagd/Arizpe/Ashrawi/Cardoso/Delors/ Gelb/Gordimer/bin Talal/Kapitza/Kawai/Koh/Küng/Machel/Sen/Jian/Song/ Spring/Weiming/von Weizsäcker/Zarif 2001) we agreed, precisely, that the framework of international relations must now change so that the Other is seen no longer as an Enemy but as a competitor in creating the best for improving the lives of all.

And changes today are so varied and so inextricably linked that unidisciplinary predictions are hardly worth the effort. However, it is certainly true that human goals and shared perceptions have guided such transformations and, especially, have given people a sense of purpose and of solidarity without which changes can become dangerously violent. Thus, we must at least begin to think of policy guidelines that can be propitiatory actions for a new world society. 1 A First Step: Global Accountability While we cannot predict where change is leading us, steps must be taken to ensure greater accountability of national governments and multinational conglomerates to the global citizenship, in order to stop corporate and national virtues from turning into global vices.

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