Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

Provincializing Epistemologies

“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.

 

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Introduction

by Schirin Amir-Moazami and Ruth Streicher

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