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.

 

Notes on Christianity, Empire and Provincialising Secularism in the Study of Islam

by Ruth Mas

Fakir Her-stories. Women's Spiritual Careers and the Limits of the Masculine In Pakistan

by Omar Kasmani

Universalizing the Province Europe in Early German Legal Anthropology

by Ulrike Schaper

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

Introduction

by Schirin Amir-Moazami and Ruth Streicher