Global Divides and Cultural Diversity: Challenges for the World Archaeological Congress
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Abstract: The major challenge of our generation is breaking down global divides, especially as these relate to inequities of wealth, power, and access to knowledge. Related to this is the impact of globalization on cultural diversity. Using the example of the World Archaeological Congress as a case study, this paper explores how scholarly organizations can impact upon, and be impacted by, these divides. This study identifies measures that narrow the gap between richer and poorer and which enhance global diversity, as well as measures that act in a converse direction. Finally, this paper identifies challenges for the future of archaeology that arise from this discussion.
Additional tags: globalization; cultural diversity; politics and archaeology; World Archaeological Congress; social inequality
RPA Codes & Standards
- Archaeologist's Responsibility to Colleagues, Employees, and Students
- Archaeologist's Responsibility to the Public
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- Equity and Representation; Discrimination and Harassment
- Impact on Communities - Local, Descendant, etc.
- Professional Relationships and Communication
- Professional Standards
- Promotion of Archaeological Research/Archaeology as Scientific Discipline
- Respect for and Responsibility to Affected Groups