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Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... The history of second-wave feminism provides a vivid illustration of the tensions between cultural essentialism and universalism and of the dangers associated with each pole. Perhaps from that history we can glean lessons of use to the project of this book. This chapter suggests the following...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... This chapter proposes a fresh approach, based on the notion of epistemological culture, to the seminal work of Cuvier on mammal paleontology. It recounts the story of the reconstruction of Tertiary mammals on the basis of scattered and incomplete fossils found in gypsum quarries around Paris...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... history of mathematics in China algebraic equations epistemological cultures mathematical practice mathematical operation ...
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005292-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0529-2
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... an active word that implies processes of cultivation. On the other hand, culture is politicized. historiography Antonio Possevino Jesuit cultivation epistemic culture history of education This chapter proposes a fresh approach, based on the notion of epistemological culture, to the seminal...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... computational tools and ways of working with diagrams. This approach highlights material dimensions of conceptual history. history of mathematics in China algebraic equations epistemological cultures mathematical practice mathematical operation ...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... and natural operations, reading and using Galois’s work were subjective exercises conducted in particular cultural environments, where knowledge, practices, representations, epistemological values, institutions, and social configurations all influenced the final result. Évariste Galois theory...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373803-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7380-3
... Chapter 3 further develops the concept of seascape epistemology as an embodied and emotional ontology for Kanaka Maoli, which involves an engagement with ke kai in such a way that indigenous identity becomes mobile as the body merges with the fluid ocean. This ocean-body assemblage joins...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373612-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7361-2
... This chapter challenges the notion that the “new racism” is rooted in culture, as opposed to the “purer” and earlier biological racism that was not. It questions what those who study the history of racism think we know about racial epistemologies and what might be considered the political...
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By Diane M. Nelson
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... is used to struggle for accountability and postwar repair by linking them to an ethnomathematics—mathematics practiced by an identifiable cultural group—in this case early modern Europeans. Rather than a simple “number is good because it’s true” versus “number is bad because it’s dehumanizing...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... work. Far from being neutral and natural operations, reading and using Galois’s work were subjective exercises conducted in particular cultural environments, where knowledge, practices, representations, epistemological values, institutions, and social configurations all influenced the final result...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375654-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7565-4
... the author’s research in Dutch New Guinea with Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg’s groundbreaking Righteous Dopefiend. The chapter finds ingredients of a more affirmative stance toward anthropology than usually associated with Writing Culture, one based on what Michel-Rolph Trouillot calls “an epistemology...
Series: Latin America Otherwise
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375036-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7503-6
... First drafted shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, this chapter explores key elements in Anzaldúa’s onto-epistemology (“desconocimientos,” “the path of conocimiento”); aesthetics (“the Coyolxauhqui imperative”); and ethics (“spiritual activism...
Published: 18 June 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375609-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7560-9
... of knowledge that transcended their cultural framework and promised inclusion in a broader cosmopolitan community. Thus, they were complicit in constructing ecological science as universal knowledge that downplayed the importance of understanding the specific philosophical and epistemological traditions...
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By Noenoe K. Silva
Published: 24 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373131-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7313-1
..., the close relationship among the people, the land, and deities, and the political acts that stem from those; and the commitment to teaching the language, history, culture, and law from Kanaka epistemologies to the youth of their day and to us. Hawaiʻi Hawaiian language Joseph Kānepuʻu Joseph...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373803-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7380-3
... Chapter 5 includes concluding thoughts about how the oceanic literacy within seascape epistemology can be applied in ka hālau o ke kai , an ocean-based education and community center. Emphasis is placed on place-based and practice-based education, by putting youth into the time and space of ke...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374213-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7421-3
... of positivist epistemologies, critiques that recognize what passes as “Science,” unqualified, as a culturally local and historically situated knowledge politics grounded in a myth of value neutrality and thereby unaccountable beyond the confines of its internal logics. Building on this genealogy and the work...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374404-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7440-4
... identity politics that reclaims cultural and territorial rights. local aquatic epistemologies tidal range assemblage theory James Scott ...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375852-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7585-2
...—have been termed settler colonists by a growing number of scholars/activists. The essay thinks about Wynter’s work in order to show that while these cultural logics may be dominant, they are not the only ones available for us to use in the postcolonies. The epistemological moves needed to understand...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 14 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7361-2
..., on the manipulations of space they condone, and on the objects of fear they nourish and reproduce. Reason Security regimes Enlightenment Empire Dutch colonialism Affect This chapter challenges the notion that the “new racism” is rooted in culture, as opposed to the “purer” and earlier biological...