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Recentering the South in Studies of Migration

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

concepts and frameworks in the South; (2) filling blind spots by studying migration in the South and South-South migration; and (3) engaging critically with the geopolitics of knowledge production. Building on this overview, the remainder of the

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More than Luck

Australian Protest in a Social Movement Society

Ben Hightower and Scott East

This introduction begins by challenging a common narrative formed in relation to Australia—that it is a “lucky country.” This “exceptionalist” view of Australia is also evidenced in national legal frameworks relating to human rights. Drawing on histories of Australian politics, it is argued that social justice stems not from luck or an exceptional legislative system, but from various forms of social contestation. Especially since the global protests of 2011, more scholars are considering the organization, impacts, and practices of social movements that occur on a global scale. Despite the evolution of globalized protest, this collection is informed by Connell’s southern theory (2007), which identifies the unequal geopolitics of knowledge. The articles in this issue provide a diverse range of case studies that can inform protest practices and evidence the vitality of dissent in Australia. Activist knowledges and a quest for collaborative approaches to protest are the two elements that run throughout this issue of Contention.

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Mette Louise Berg, and Johanna Waters

states and international intergovernmental organizations (which remain Northern-led), to reflecting on the geopolitics of knowledge and the potential for Southern, decolonial, and anticolonial ways of knowing, being in, and responding to the world

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Juliano Fiori

: Global Processes Antisystemic Movements and the Geopolitics of Knowledge , ed. Ramón Grosfoguel and Ana Margarita Cervantes-Rodriguez , xi – xxix . Westport, CT : Praeger Publishers . Guilluy , Christophe . 2016 . Le crépuscule de la France d

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Dis-orienting Western Knowledge

Coloniality, Curriculum and Crisis

Zeus Leonardo

Concept ’. Cultural Studies 21 ( 2–3 ): 240 – 270 . Mignolo , W. 2002 . ‘ The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Colonial Difference ’. The South Atlantic Quarterly 101 ( 1 ): 57 – 96 . Mills , C. 1997 . The Racial Contract . Ithaca, NY

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Pascah Mungwini

Press , 744 – 766 . Mazrui , A. A. 2000 . ‘ Cultural Amnesia, Cultural Nostalgia and False Memory: Africa’s Identity Crisis Revisited ’, African Philosophy 13 ( 2 ): 87 – 98 . Mignolo , W. D. 2002 . ‘ The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the

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Landscapes and Races in Early Twentieth-Century Peru

The Travels of José Uriel García and Aurelio Miró Quesada Sosa

Rupert J. M. Medd

. The Idea of Latin America . Oxford : Blackwell . Mignolo , Walter D. 2007 . “ Coloniality of Power and De-colonial Thinking: Introduction .” Cultural Studies 21 ( 2 ): 155 – 167 . Mignolo , Walter D. 2008 . “ The Geopolitics of Knowledge