“Provincializing Epistemologies: Reflections on Hegemonies of Knowledge Production and the Politics of Disciplinary Divisions” is a discussion series, edited by Schirin Amir-Moazami and Ruth Streicher and pursues a set of events and conversations held at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies since 2013. These discussions and events included a preliminary discussion in 2014 and an international workshop in 2015.
The discussion series is also published on TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Research.
The central aim of “Provincializing Epistemologies” is to foster a sustained conversation to politicize and contest the epistemological hegemony of particular kinds of knowledge formations that systematically exclude non-European archives. This discussion series is designed as a productive and exploratory exercise to disclose hegemonic research paradigms and practices and to simultaneously reflect on epistemological openings.
Fakir Her-stories. Women's Spiritual Careers and the Limits of the Masculine In Pakistan
by Omar Kasmani
Imperialism, Buddhism, and the Secular in 19th-Century Siam - Notes on Provincializing Secularism
by Ruth Streicher
Secular Power and the Predicaments of Knowledge Production on Muslims in Europe
by Schirin Amir-Moazami
Reflections on Hegemonies of Knowledge Production and the Politics of Disciplinary Divisions
by Ruth Streicher and Schirin Amir-Moazami