Knowledge Politics and Intercultural Dynamics. Actions, Innovations, Transformations

Knowledge Politics and Intercultural Dynamics. Actions, Innovations, Transformations

Publication date:
12/2012
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V Training Seminar of Young Researchers in Intercultural Dynamics

In order to fulfil its counter-hegemonic potential and to question the politics of knowledge, research must recognize the ambiguities and contradictions it inherits. How is knowledge produced and who is it useful for? Why is the knowledge society threatening to fall into ignorance? How can researchers propose alternative ways of acquiring knowledge and what are the responses and aspirations of the ‘2.0 individuals’? These and many more questions were guiding the V Training Seminar of the Forum of Young Researchers in Intercultural Dynamics (FJIDI) of CIDOB which, under the title “Knowledge Politics and Intercultural dynamics: Actions, Innovations, Transformations”, took place in Barcelona on September 14th.

This publication collects the papers and lectures given in this Forum. In the thematic blocks: categories and grammars of intercultural dynamics; strategies and resistance from the politics of knowledge; contemporary mobility and alterations; paths of culture and inculture, the young researchers explore in their articles the different political and social aspects of the production of knowledge, giving special attention to the role of non-traditional knowledge sources and means of knowledge diffusion and processing. A thorough debate develops along the texts on the difficulties and limitations of knowledge and the possibility of opening up new spaces for intercultural dynamics. Discussing actions, innovations and transformations, the participants of the Forum reflect on the relationship between methodological research methods and the construction of a particular form of knowledge –or with other words the relationship between the researcher and the knowledge he or she creates. As a guiding line, the Forum follows the work of Mieke Bal, who is present in this book with her keynote speech, exploring the space of intercultural dynamics through her films and coining the notions of “extranjerías”.

208 pp.

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Presentation

Introduction. Extranjerías, or how to exit cultural autism

Mieke Bal

PANEL I - CATEGORIES AND GRAMMARS OF INTERCULTURAL DYNAMICS

Western knowledge and non-Western objects

Sanjay Seth

Decolonising territorial studies: epistemic considerations from the case of Havana

Yasser Farrés Delgado and Alberto Matarán Ruiz

Gasping for breath: indigenous epistemology and the politics of knowledge production in Yoruba proverbs

Oluwole Coker

5,000 feet is the best: re-viewing the politics of unmanned aerial systems

Katherine Chandler

PANEL II -STRATEGIES AND RESISTANCE FROM THE POLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE

Intersecting relations of power and difference in anti-racist activist research

Alexandra Zavos

When the field strikes back: science, technology and society approaches to field work in sociocultural dynamics in Guadalajara (Mexico)

Yann Bona Beauvois

«I is other»: Splitting as a strategy for approaching research that includes one’s own experience

Alba Marina González Smeja

Agreements and disagreements on inhabiting the fringes of social research

Barbara Biglia and Edurne Jiménez

PANEL III -CONTEMPORARY MOBILITY AND ALTERATIONS

Options for an Intercultural World: Cultural Particularities and Shared Values

Ramin Jahanbegloo

Intercultural dialogue and cinema: a comparative study of the representation of Islam in Hollywood and Bollywood

Rajesh Kumar

PANEL IV -PATHS OF CULTURE AND INCULTURE?

Knoweledge and culture, agents of barbarism?

Gonçal Mayos Solsona

The ‘other’ as a threat: beyond the 1994 Rwanda genocide

David Ngendo Tshimba

An arts council: what for? An historical and bibliographic review of the arm's length principle for current and future international implementation

Marco Antonio Chávez Aguayo

The visibility of political discourse on the internet

Yanko Moyano Díaz

CLOSING REMARKS

Digital technologies in the process of social research: theoretical and methodological reflections through virtual ethnography

Elisenda Ardèvol and Edgar Gómez Cruz