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Dis-orienting Western Knowledge

Coloniality, Curriculum and Crisis

Zeus Leonardo

knowledge project as a way to domesticate a people, control their history and distort their representation through canons of knowledge. In short, to know a people is to exercise authority over them, affecting their historical trajectory and social destiny

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Florian Krobb and Dorit Müller

The Emergence of Scientific Travel Since the early modern era, travel and knowledge have existed in a reciprocally enhancing relationship, as the field of Travel Writing Studies has shown. 1 When there was no other well-defined pragmatic aim

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Knowledge, Travel, and Embodied Thought

Restlessness in Herder’s Journal of My Voyage in the Year 1769

John K. Noyes

’s observations present a number of implicit assumptions about mobility and knowledge that he seems to have adopted from Herder. Haym repeats Herder’s concern that his tasks and duties are stifling his thought processes, and that travel presents him with a way out

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Challenging Substantive Knowledge in Educational Media

A Case Study of German History Textbooks

Lucas Frederik Garske

Since the task of history education to impart scientifically determined knowledge about the past was widely abandoned in the mid-twentieth century, 2 there has been a shift toward a narrativist paradigm in which history is considered a cognitive

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On Halbwachs's Sociology of Knowledge Program

The Two Hidden Categories of ‘La doctrine d'Émile Durkheim’

Jean-Christophe Marcel

articulation between religious sociology and the sociology of knowledge in line with what Durkheim presents in the conclusion of The Elementary Form . In a letter to Mauss on 24 June 1924 , Halbwachs stated that he linked Les Cadres sociaux de la mémoire to

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Expert Knowledge

First World Peoples, Consultancy, and Anthropology

Rohan Bastin, Barry Morris, Janine R. Wedel, Craig R. Janes, Stevan Weine, Ralph Cintron, Ferid Agani, Elissa Dresden, and Van Griffith

The essays in this forum collection are concerned primarily with the application of expert knowledge in fields where there is the expectation of considerable cultural, social, and political consequence for human populations, as a result of state, corporate, or non-governmental organizational action. The essays here are, with a couple of exceptions, written by anthropologists whose knowledge—insofar as it may be distinct from others in the social sciences—is based conventionally in a methodology of long-term fieldwork of a small-scale, faceto-face kind, and founded in theoretical orientations which are sensitive to cultural and social difference.

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Materiality as an Agency of Knowledge

Competing Forms of Knowledge in Rachel's Tomb in Tiberias

Nimrod Luz

the historical knowledge regarding the tomb of Rachel. And I am astounded by you as in my first Google search of Wikipedia I have already come across historical sources that you in your article either reject or ignore as if they do not merit further

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Juliano Fiori

oppression. The idea of “decolonizing the curriculum” is, of course, à la mode ( Sabaratnam 2017 ; Vanyoro 2019 ). It is difficult to dispute the pedagogical necessity to question epistemic hierarchies and create portals into multiple worlds of knowledge

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Food Knowledge and Migrant Families in Argentina

Collective Identity in Health

Mora Castro and Giorgina Fabron

on how such change affected their health. Using an anthropological approach, we take into consideration both material aspects (ingredients, meal preparation) as well as symbolic aspects (food knowledge system, representations) of consumption. The

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Hannah Swee

“locals,” form their knowledge of cyclones. For these locals, their cyclone knowledge consists of many factors that include both information from disaster management as well as personal experiences and observations. Thus, in my discussion I draw on David