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Unseating Eurocentric Knowledges, seeking Epistemic Pluriversality

Africa
European Union
Gender
Human Rights
Knowledge
Activism
LGBTQI
P097
Toni Haastrup
University of Stirling

Building: Faculty of Social Science, Floor: Ground Floor, Room: FDV-14

Thursday 17:00 - 18:30 (07/07/2022)


Abstract

This panel seeks to go beyond Western/European universalism in researching and teaching issues related to gender and feminist perspectives. The panel, calls and seeks to practice epistemic pluriversality (plurality and diversity). Epistemic plurality underlines the presence of several ways of knowing and encourages the integration of approaches and knowledge from several disciplines to have far reaching understanding of the issues, events, or phenomenon under scrutiny and encourages continual negotiations between scholars from different disciplines to find ways to accommodate each other’s concerns. Epistemic diversity on the other hand is about integrating experiences of different communities such as women, minority groups, races, and ethnicities in understanding the same phenomenon which allows pooling different positions into the debate on the EU, peace research and LGBTQ+ rights. Through the focus of pluraversity and drawing on decolonial insights, our aim in bringing a decolonial approach is not to reject European or Western knowledge and ideas per se; but to engage with other epistemic traditions and cosmovisions (Mbembe, 2016) in search of epistemic justice. The panel offers a synthesis of epistemic justice and diversity (Fricker, 2007), recognition (Giladi, 2018) feminist standpoint decolonality (Mignolo, 2021) with a view to build an anti-racist and epistemically diverse fields.

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