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64028-01 - Seminar: Understanding injustice in knowledge 3 CP

Semester spring semester 2022
Course frequency Once only
Lecturers Sindi-Leigh McBride (s.mcbride@unibas.ch)
Content This course uses philosopher Miranda Fricker’s book Epistemic Injustice as a starting point to explore knowledge production in African Studies. According to Fricker, there are two kinds of epistemic injustice: testimonial injustice, which involves issues of credibility (for example, like when the police don’t believe someone because they are black); and hermeneutic injustice, which involves gaps in interpretive frameworks (for example, when someone experiences sexual harassment in a culture that doesn’t have a critical concept for it).

We’ll work through the book together and each student is expected to bring a topic or issue that they want to investigate so that we have a range of case studies for exploring the politics of knowledge production. We’ll also engage with literatures that offer some tools to transcend these injustices because the goal of the course is to collectively interrogate biases in knowledge systems, and to practically imagine ways of overcoming these biases. MA students in African Studies are the target, but students from all disciplines are welcome.

 

Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used

 

Interval weekly
Date 23.02.2022 – 01.06.2022
Time Wednesday, 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Date Time Room
Wednesday 23.02.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 02.03.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 09.03.2022 10.15-11.45 Fasnachtsferien
Wednesday 16.03.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 23.03.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 30.03.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 06.04.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 13.04.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 20.04.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 27.04.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 04.05.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 11.05.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 18.05.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 25.05.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Wednesday 01.06.2022 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Modules Modul: Areas: Afrika (Master's degree program European History in Global Perspective)
Modul: Erweiterung Gesellschaftswissenschaften M.A. (Master's degree subject Political Science)
Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master's degree program African Studies)
Modul: Neuere / Neueste Geschichte (Master's degree subject History)
Modul: Sachthemen der Ethnologie (Bachelor's degree subject Anthropology)
Modul: Theory and General Anthropology (Master's degree subject Anthropology)
Module: Changing Societies Lab (Master's degree program Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources)
Assessment format continuous assessment
Assessment details Weekly readings and short written assignments
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg.: course registration; dereg.: not required
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale Pass / Fail
Repeated registration no repetition
Responsible faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Offered by Zentrum für Afrikastudien

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