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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number2
    Pages (from-to)4-41
    Number of pages38
    JournalArchaeologies
    Volume11
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2015

    Keywords

    • Cultural diversity
    • Global divides
    • Globalization
    • The politics of archaeology

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