GCSC Keynote Lecture: André Keet: Racism’s Knowledge/Culture. Is a Critical Decolonial Project Possible?
von 18:00 bis 20:00
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For Winter Semester 2018/19 each of the lectures in the five-part lecture series addresses the key concept of Contact Zones of the Study of Culture from different interdisciplinary perspectives. The events are open to the public and no registration is required.
Knowledge belongs to racism, and this proprietary relationship exercise steering power over cultural meaning-making processes. This is the straightforward thesis I am exploring here. Though the racism-knowledge nexus and its expression within scholarship and the academy has been a topic of academic interest for many decades, it has been dominated by debates on how racism ‘frames’ knowledge that centres the white, western subject. Another prevailing trend focuses on racism within the disciplines and its disciples, the academy, and the reproductive racialised outcomes of university education. However, my argument, is not simply that racism is inscribed into knowledge systems, but that racism provides the conceptual and pragmatic coordinates for knowledge. This disorder, so I suggest, needs to be tackled head-on to unburden the considerable possibilities for a critical, decolonial knowledge project.
// Prof. André Keet (Mandela University, South Africa)