DeVore, Jonathan, Hollington, Andrea, Kloß, Sinah, Salverda, Tijo, Schneider, Nina and Tappe, Oliver (2018). Controlling Knowledge and the Role of Engaged Intellectuals. Köln: Global South Studies Center Cologne.


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Has there been a major (epistemic) transformation towards more balanced global knowledge production or have inequalities been intensified? How are terms defined or what do we understand by ‘global knowledge production’ or ‘epistemic inequality’? How can we adapt our research topics or methods to shape a more egalitarian (global) kind of knowledge? Can we identify the (conscious) ‘gatekeepers’ of epistemic exclusion; for example, disciplinary conventions, modi operandi of publication and funding schemes, or interiorized ‘colonial’ practices? And if so, what can we do about them at conferences, in the publishing and funding sectors? How can privileged scholars engage in critical self-reflection of their academic practices – both at a theoretical and methodological level but also in everyday practices? By means of addressing these questions in a variety of ways, the aim of the issue is to investigate to what extent, how and why institutional, financial and ideological factors restrain the manoeuvring spaces, and how scholars, artists and civil society institutions can sensitise for, unmask, and resist them.

Item Type: Book, conference item or legal commentary
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
DeVore, Jonathanjonathan.devore@yale.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hollington, Andreaandrea.hollington@yahoo.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kloß, Sinahs.kloss@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Salverda, Tijotijo@tijosalverda.nlUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schneider, Ninanina.schneider@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tappe, Oliverotappe@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-85757
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Voices from around the world
Volume: 1/2018
Number of Pages: 54
Date: 31 August 2018
Publisher: Global South Studies Center Cologne
Place of Publication: Köln
Language: English
Faculty: Central Institutions / Interdisciplinary Research Centers
Divisions: Global South Studies Center
Subjects: Generalities, Science
Library and information sciences
News media, journalism, publishing
Social sciences
Political science
Customs, etiquette, folklore
Language, Linguistics
Other languages
Natural sciences and mathematics
Geography and history
Geography and travel


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