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European Media Salon: "Decolonizing knowledge production: Tensions in modern social theory and public sphere"

On June 7 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Prof. Dr. Gurminder Bhambra and Prof. Dr. Shakuntala Banaji will speak about the aspirations and challenges of social science in (re)organizing the discipline with regard to continued colonialism.

The consolidation of modern social theory coincided with the height of European empires and global war between them. By the mid-twentieth century, many European countries were confronted by anti-colonial movements and challenges to their global dominance. However, these challenges have had little impact on the organization of the social sciences. This conversation will focus on tensions and fictions around the concept of ‘decolonization’ in contemporary knowledge production and public sphere. What does it mean to ‘decolonise’ a social sciences curriculum in which colonialism is unrecognised? What does the stretching out of the concept entail for those who are still subjected to multiple states of coloniality? What would it look like to acknowledge and resist these multiple levels of coloniality?

Part of the discourse will be Prof Dr Gurminder Bhambra and Prof Dr Shakuntala Banaji

Following the Zoom Link to join:

European Media Salon
https://uni-bremen.zoom.us/j/96212107399?pwd=K3hvTHljKzJwQndFeUlvajRhaGsvZz09

Meeting-ID: 962 1210 7399
code: 044216

Abbildung Prof. Dr. Gurminder Bhambra und Prof. Dr. Shakuntala Banaji