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Constructing the Pluriverse - The Geopolitics of Knowledge

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Klappentext Bernd Reiter is Professor of Political Science at the University of South Florida;¿author of The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Path Ahead and¿The Dialectics of Citizenship: Exploring Privilege, Exclusion, and Racialization;¿and coeditor of Bridging Scholarship and Activism: Reflections from the Frontlines of Collaborative Research and The Making of Brazil’s Black Mecca: Bahia Reconsidered. Zusammenfassung The contributors to this volume explore how non-Western, pluriversal approaches to core questions in the social sciences and humanities can help to dramatically rethink the relationship between knowledge and power.

List of contents

Foreword. On Pluriversality and Multipolarity / Walter D. Mignolo  ix
Introduction / Bernd Reiter  1
Part I. Toward the Pluriverse
1. Meeting at the Edge of Fear: Theory on a World Scale / Raewyn Connell  19
2. One Planet, Many Sciences / Sandra Harding  39
3. Transition Discourses and the Politics of Rationality: Toward Designs for the Pluriverse / Arturo Escobar  63
4. On Pluriversality and Multipolar World Order: Decoloniality after Decolonization: Dewesternization after the Cold War / Walter D. Mignolo  90
5. Internationalism and Speaking for Others: What Struggling against Neoliberal Globalization Taught Me about Epistemology / Aram Ziai  117
Part II. Other Ontologies
6. Local Aquatic Epistemologies among Black Communities on Colombia's Pacific Coast and the Pluriverse / Ulrich Oslender  137
7. The Griots of West Africa: Oral Tradition and Ancestral Knowledge / Issiaka Ouattara  151
8. Experimenting with Freedom: Gandhi's Political Epistemology / Manu Samnotra  168
9. Development as Buen Vivir: Institutional Arrangements and (De)Colonial Entanglements / Catherine Walsh  184
Part III. Other Sciences and Epistemologies
10. Caribbean Europe: Out of Sight, out of Mind? / Manuela Boatcä  197
11. How Spinoza and Elias Help to Decenter Our Understanding of Development: A Methodological Research Proposal on the Pluriverse / Hans-Jürgen Burchardt  219
12. In Quest of Indigenous Epistemology: Some Notes on a Fourteenth-Century Muslim Scholar, Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) / Zaid Ahmad  240
13. Anekäntaväda: The Jaina Epistemology / Venu Mehta  259
Part IV. Rethinking Politics, Democracy, and Markets
14. First People of the Americas: Lessons on Democracy, Citizenship, and Politics / Bernd Reiter  279
15. Iran's Path toward Islamic Reformism: A Study of Religious Intellectual Discourse / Eshan Kashfi  298
Conclusion / Bernd Reiter  313
Contributors  319
Index  325

About the author

Bernd Reiter, editor

Product details

Authors Bernd Reiter
Assisted by Bernd Reiter (Editor)
Publisher Duke University Press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 30.09.2018
EAN 9781478000167
ISBN 978-1-4780-0016-7
No. of pages 352
Dimensions 152 mm x 227 mm x 18 mm
Subjects Non-fiction book
Social sciences, law, business > Sociology > Sociological theories

Geschichte, Philosophie, Politikwissenschaft, PHILOSOPHY / General, POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory, HISTORY / World, Politik / Politikwissenschaft, Politologie

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