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The end of the cognitive empire : the coming of age of epistemologies of the South / Boaventura de Sousa Santos.

Author/creator Santos, Boaventura de Sousa author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Durham : Duke University Press, 2018.
Descriptionxiii, 376 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Pathways toward the epistemologies of the South -- Preparing the ground -- Authorship, writing, and orality -- What is struggle? What is experience? -- Bodies, knowledges, and corazonar -- Cognitive decolonization : an introduction -- On nonextractivist methodologies -- The deep experience of the senses -- Demonumentalizing written and archival knowledge -- Gandhi, an archivist of the future -- Pedagogy of the oppressed, participatory action research, and epistemologies of the South -- From university to pluriversity and subversity.
Abstract Further develops his concept of the "epistemologies of the South," in which he outlines a theoretical, methodological and pedagogical framework for challenging the dominance of Eurocentric thought. As a collection of knowledges born of and anchored in the experiences of marginalized peoples who actively resist capitalism, colonialism, and patriarchy, epistemologies of the South represent those forms of knowledge that are generally discredited, erased, and ignored by dominant cultures of the global North. Nothing the declining efficacy of established social and political solutions to combat inequality and discrimination, the author suggests that global justice can only come about through an epistemological shift that guarantees cognitive justice. Such a shift would create new, alternative strategies for political mobilization and activism and give oppressed social groups that means through which to represent the world as their own and in their own terms.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages [337]-363) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Santos, Boaventura de Sousa. End of the cognitive empire. Durham : Duke University Press, 2018 9781478002000
LCCN 2017059816
ISBN9781478000006 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN1478000007 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN1478000155 paperback ; alkaline paper

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