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BOCAREJO SUESCUN, Diana. Intersections between anthropology and cultural studies: an analysis on the ''political'' and the politics in our field of study. Tabula Rasa [online]. 2011, n.15, pp. 33-53. ISSN 1794-2489.
In spite of their mutual caricaturization, anthropology and cultural studies share a set of analytical approaches which could result in immensely fruitful dialogues. In this brief reflection I intend to present some contributions from both fields of study compared to the analysis both theoretical and empirical on ''the political'' and power. In the first section, i build upon the relationship between culture and power as one of the most interesting sinergies. A second line of joint discussion is a conceptualization of the political as an issue demanding an encompassing study, including daily practices in language, symbolism, aesthetics, and so on. Finally, a discussion that has marked both anthropology and cultural studies is politics in our studies, resulting in a mutual reflexivity regarding the context in which we conduct research and write, and the bet on action and ''activism'' in our academic production.
Keywords : intersection cultural studies-anthropology; culture; power.