The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Colonial Difference in Intercultural Education

The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Colonial Difference in Intercultural Education

Issued: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:34:00 GMT

The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change

The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Colonial Difference in Intercultural Education

Robert Aman, Linköping University

This talk addresses a simple yet fundamental question: is it possible to learn from the Other? I argue that many recent efforts to theorise interculturality restrict themselves to a variety of interpretations within a Western framework of knowledge, which does not necessarily account for the epistemological diversity of the world.

Instead I will suggest an alternative definition of interculturality, framed not in terms of cultural differences, but in terms of colonial difference. I bring analysis of the Latin American concept of interculturalidad into the picture and explore the possibility of decentring the discourse of interculturality and its Eurocentric outlook, seeing interculturality as inter-epistemic rather than simply intercultural.

Robert Aman is Senior Lecturer in Education based at Linköping University, Sweden

 

19th February 2019

12:00 - 12:50

Room 224

St Andrew's Building

University of Glasgow

 


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