|Author||: Boaventura de Sousa Santos|
|Total Pages||: 302|
|Rating||: 4/5 (939 Downloads)|
Download or read book Knowledges Born in the Struggle written by Boaventura de Sousa Santos and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-10-17 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a world overwhelmingly unjust and seemingly deprived of alternatives, this book claims that the alternatives can be found among us. These alternatives are, however, discredited or made invisible by the dominant ways of knowing. Rather than alternatives, therefore, we need an alternative way of thinking of alternatives. Such an alternative way of thinking lies in the knowledges born in the struggles against capitalism, colonialism, and patriarchy, the three main forms of modern domination. In their immense diversity, such ways of knowing constitute the Global South as an epistemic subject. The epistemologies of the South are guided by the idea that another world is possible and urgently needed; they emerge both in the geographical north and in the geographical south whenever collectives of people fight against modern domination. Learning from and with the epistemic South suggests that the alternative to a general theory is the promotion of an ecology of knowledges based on intercultural and interpolitical translation.