Vortrag \"Partial Accounts: Masculinity and Fatherhood among Men with Turkish Migration History in Germany\"

Do, 02.07.2015 | 09:00 20:00 | Frankfurt (Normative Orders Building, Campus Westend, Goethe Universit)

A conference organiszed by the Cluster of Excellence: The Formation of Normative Orders in cooperation with the Hessische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung

From research design to data collection, from data analysis to communicating findings, research practices and procedures are implicated in the reproduction and reinforcement of asymmetrical relations of power between the ‚subjects‘ and ‚objects‘ of knowledge production. By silencing heterodox approaches, privileging norms of rationality, neutrality and universality as standards for measuring scientific validity, and policing the borders of what qualifies as legitimate knowledge, the academia functions as a key site for the perpetuation of Eurocentric and Androcentric epistemologies, methodologies and ethics.

Contesting the epistemic violence inherent in the processes of generation and dissemination of hegemonic discourses, postcolonial-feminist scholarship foregrounds questions of positionality, self-reflexivity and reciprocity in critical research frames and practices. It also draws attention to the importance of emancipatory epistemologies and methodologies in order to facilitate social and political transformation.

The aim of this international conference is to rethink epistemologies, methodologies and ethics within an intersectional and transnational framework. The focus will be on the power effects of knowledge-seeking practices as well as the urgency of transforming academic research towards more ethical and responsible production of knowledge in a postcolonial world.

Roundtable: Postcolonial Europe

Chair: Nikita Dhawan (FRCPS)
Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel (Goethe University Frankfurt),
Maria Teresa Herrera Vivar(Goethe University Frankfurt),
Sanjay Seth (Goldsmiths, University of London),
Gregory Lee (University of Lyon),
Johan Höglund (Linnaeus University),
Iain Chambers (Università degli Studi di Napoli)

Kosten: Die Veranstaltung ist Kostenfrei, um eine voherige Anmeldung wird gebeten


Weitere Informationen: Frankfurt Research center for Postcolonial Studies

Normative Orders Building, Campus Westend, Goethe Universit, Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2, FrankfurtKarte zu Normative Orders Building, Campus Westend, Goethe Universit

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