The end of the cognitive empire : the coming of age of epistemologies of the South
- Boaventura de Sousa Santos.
- Durham : Duke University Press, 2018.
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- Physical description
- xiii, 376 pages ; 23 cm
- Santos, Boaventura de Sousa, author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-363) and index.
- Preface vii Introduction: Why the Epistemologies of the South? Artisanal Paths for Artisanal Futures
- 1 Part I. Postabyssal Epistemologies
- 1. Pathways toward the Epistemologies of the South
- 2. Preparing the Ground
- 3. Authorship, Writing, and Orality
- 4. What Is Struggle? What Is Experience?
- 5. Bodies, Knowledges, and Corazonar
- 87 Part II. Postabyssal Methodologies
- 6. Cognitive Decolonization: An Introduction
- 7. On Nonextractivist Methodologies
- 8. The Deep Experience of the Senses
- 9. Demonumentalizing Written and Archival Knowledge
- 185 Part III. Postabyssal Pedagogies
- 10. Gandhi, an Archivist of the Future
- 11. Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Participatory Action Research, and Epistemologies of the South
- 12. From University to Pluriversity to Subversity
- 269 Conclusion: Between Fear and Hope
- 293 Notes
- 303 References
- 337 Index 365.
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In The End of the Cognitive Empire Boaventura de Sousa Santos further develops his concept of the "epistemologies of the South, " in which he outlines a theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical framework for challenging the dominance of Eurocentric thought. As a collection of knowledges born of and anchored in the experiences of marginalized peoples who actively resist capitalism, colonialism, and patriarchy, epistemologies of the South represent those forms of knowledge that are generally discredited, erased, and ignored by dominant cultures of the global North. Noting the declining efficacy of established social and political solutions to combat inequality and discrimination, Santos suggests that global justice can only come about through an epistemological shift that guarantees cognitive justice. Such a shift would create new, alternative strategies for political mobilization and activism and give oppressed social groups the means through which to represent the world as their own and in their own terms.
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