Constructing the Pluriverse: The Geopolitics of Knowledge (Paperback)

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By Bernd Reiter (Editor)
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The contributors to Constructing the Pluriverse critique the hegemony of the postcolonial Western tradition and its claims to universality by offering a set of "pluriversal" approaches to understanding the coexisting epistemologies and practices of the different worlds and problems we inhabit and encounter. Moving beyond critiques of colonialism, the contributors rethink the relationship between knowledge and power, offering new perspectives on development, democracy, and ideology while providing diverse methodologies for non-Western thought and practice that range from feminist approaches to scientific research to ways of knowing expressed through West African oral traditions. In combination, these wide-ranging approaches and understandings form a new analytical toolbox for those seeking creative solutions for dismantling Westernization throughout the world.

Contributors. Zaid Ahmad, Manuela Boatc─â, Hans-J rgen Burchardt, Raewyn Connell, Arturo Escobar, Sandra Harding, Ehsan Kashfi, Venu Mehta, Walter D. Mignolo, Ulrich Oslender, Issiaka Ouattara, Bernd Reiter, Manu Samnotra, Catherine E. Walsh, Aram Ziai

About the Author

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781478000167
ISBN-10: 1478000163
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: September 14th, 2018
Pages: 352
Language: English
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