Karl-Heinz Kohl


Prof. em. of Cultural Anthropology, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Visiting Fellow
(March – July 2017)


Affirmative Alterity: The Indigenous Movement, Neo-Traditionalism and Anthropology

In the past fifteen years, the worldwide indigenous movement took a remarkable turn. Stressing one’s own cultural particularities has become a central narrative and argument in indigenous peoples’ fight for equal rights and recognition. A process of reconstructing tradition is going on in which historical ethnographic data receive new value. The role they play in indigenous discourse today will be explored in my research project.