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Sunday, April 27, 2014

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La société canadienne d'anthropologie a le plaisir d'annoncer le
lancement d'ASF (Anthropologues sans frontières), une initiative prise
en collaboration avec la communauté internationale des anthropologues.
ASF est hébergée généreusement par le Brésil et inclut un grand nombre
d'anthropologues de par le monde, y compris des anthropologues
canadien(ne)s anglophones et francophones. Nous vous invitons à
visiter le site internet de l'ASF, à envisager d'en faire partie et de
faire connaitre son travail au sein de vos réseaux.

(((ASF))) is an independent non-profit organisation and global network
of anthropologists established in 2013 with its main base in Brazil.
It consists of a network of critical readers which aims to (1) develop
a forum on the Internet that would allow for the collaboration of
anthropologists in different parts of the world and/or subfields; (2)
create a system of information and communication to promote
participation opportunities for anthropologists (students, active
scholars, retired anthropologists); and (3) create a reference
database of "experts" who can be mobilized and are available to offer
anthropological expertise.

(((ASF))) connects groups seeking anthropological expertise with
specialist anthropologists able to serve as critical readers,
examiners, and reviewers of reports, documents and policies about
which they may have substantial doubt. The organization/network draws
on knowledge and experience acquired by anthropologists around the

The 'without borders' appellation in (((ASF))) emphasizes our openness
to people worldwide, whether they are located in the Global South or
in the Global North, or living between both. It also indicates the
extent to which the expertise on which we draw is global and prefers
not to be limited by the borders that politicians and others create to
separate and indeed segregate portions of humanity from one another.

(((ASF))) can be contacted via email or snail mail in Portuguese,
English, Spanish, and French (with potential for other language
competency in the future).

(((ASF))) acts on a case by case basis, at no cost to the group
seeking the assistance of (((ASF))), and will provide support within a
reasonable period of time, dependent in part on the length of the
report or document in question.

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