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240118 VO+UE VM3 / VM6 - Geopolitics of Knowledge from a Global South Perspective (2020S)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 11.03. 18:00 - 21:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Mittwoch 25.03. 18:00 - 21:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Mittwoch 22.04. 18:00 - 21:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Mittwoch 06.05. 18:00 - 21:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Mittwoch 20.05. 18:00 - 21:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Mittwoch 03.06. 18:00 - 21:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Mittwoch 17.06. 18:00 - 21:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course analyses critical the control of knowledge through centers of power that still mainly are based in the Global North. It discusses the importance of the locus of enunciation in social sciences (with focus on development studies and feminism):

The course contains three parts:

1. Introduction to the geopolitics of knowledge and its impact in Higher Education
In this part we analyze the condition of knowledge production in Higher Education taking into consideration the existing North-South gap.

2. Examples of alternative knowledge production from a Global South perspective
We will discuss the two approaches of knowledge production from the Global South: Dependency Theory and Southern Feminism.

3. Mapping the geopolitics of knowledge production in development studies
We will look at empirical evidences of the linkage between the knowledge production that is carried out mainly in the Global North and its application in the Global South.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assignments of small written exercises 60%
Final essay (5-6 Pages) 40%
PLEASE REVISE ON MOODLE THE UPDATES RE: REMOTE LEARNING!

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Grading Scale:
1 (sehr gut) 100-89 points
2 (gut) 88-76 points
3 (befriedigend) 75-63 points
4 (genügend) 62-50 points
5 (nicht genügend) 49-0 points

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

PART 1: Introduction

Books (selection of readings):

Bernd Reiter (2018): Constructing the Pluriverse. Constructing the Pluriverse
The Geopolitics of Knowledge, Duke University Press.

Peter Meusburger, Derek Gregory, Laura Suarsana (eds.) (2015): Geographies of Knowledge and Power, Springer Verlag.

Articles:

Riyad A. Shahjahan & Clara Morgan (2016) Global competition, coloniality,
and the geopolitics of knowledge in higher education, British Journal of Sociology of Education,

Johannes Maerk (2012). The politics of knowledge production in higher education, Megatrend Review 9.4.

PART 2: Case studies from the Global South

Walter Rodney (1981): How Europe Underdeveloped Africa,

Selected articles from the special issue Southern Feminism edited by Celia Roberts and Raewyn Connell, Feminist Theory, Volume 17 Issue 2, August 2016

Mohanty, Chandra Talpade (1991) ‘Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses’. In: Chandra, Talpade Mohanty, Ann, Russo, Lourdes, Torres (eds) Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, pp. 51–80.

PART 3: Knowledge Production and Development Studies
Saman Goudarzi & Tasneem Mewa (2018): Mapping Academic Publishing: Locating Enclaves of Development Knowledge,

Material and discussion of the website:
Geopolitics of Academic Production: http://knowledgegap.org/
Centre for Critical Development Studies (CCDS) at the University of Toronto, Scarborough

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

VM3 / VM6;

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:26