Theory and Praxis: Reflections on the Colonization of Knowledge

1st Edition

Murzban Jal, Jyoti Bawane

Routledge India
February 14, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9780367408039 - CAT# 334236


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This book proposes a New Enlightenment—a new way of looking at the non-Western world. Breaking new ground, the essays chart a course beyond Eurocentric discourses (which completely ignore the contributions of Asia, Africa and Latin-America) and forms of nativism (which are usually ethnocentric discourses).

The volume:

  • Focuses on the historical aspects of knowledge-production and its colonization;
  • Examines the genre of multilinear histories that displaces hegemonic Eurocentric discourses;
  • Enlarges the scope of multilinear historicism whereby Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas are drawn in a new humanistic knowledge system;
  • Studies how colonization is resisted in both the non-Western and Western world.

Lucid and engaging, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of social theory, education, politics and public policy.

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