Over the past three years, dear friend and colleague Laura McTighe and I have been gathering scholars of emergent activist movements and spaces into an ongoing conversation on ‘the otherwise‘ as a theoretical and methodological nest for understanding and supporting localized world-making initiatives.
We hold the otherwise as an invitation and an incitement to the development of an accomplice anthropology that throws in with the struggles it studies. Nothing else could be more necessary than an engagement with (ac)complicity in contemporary North America and elsewhere.
We have hosted two panels at annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association annual meetings, Horizons of an Otherwise (2016) and Racialized Terror, Persistence and the Otherwise (2017).
And more is happening!