OLIVEIRA, Luís R. Cardoso de. Dialogical and Power Differences in World Anthropologies. in: Vibrant – Virtual Brazilian Anthropology, v. 5, n. 2. July to December 2008. Brasília, ABA. Available at http://www.vibrant.org.br/issues/v5n2/luis-r-cardoso-de-oliveira-dialogical-and-power-differences-in-world-anthropologies/
The article discusses potential differences between interpretive stances within the discipline, as developed, on the one hand, by the classical traditions of anthropology as represented by the three founding schools (the American, the British and the French) and, on the other hand, by the perspectives developed by anthropological communities in former colonies and/or third world countries. The main focus is on dialogical and power differences in the two cases, and the argument outlines a few questions concerning the nature and implications of the respective differences for the meaning of anthropological theory or perspective in general.