The Loss and Preservation of Knowledge in Cultural Contact Zones
2015, Cultural Encounters and the Discourses of Scholarship, Band 8, 232 pages, paperback, 34,90 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-3281-9
Bringing together insights from various scholarly disciplines, including literary studies, history, historical anthropology, and political science, the essays in this volume investigate how different or unfamiliar knowledge was, and in some cases still is, disarticulated by being belittled, discredited, and demonized. But they also show the strategies of resilience deployed by subjugated and subaltern people: the ways in which certain materials have escaped the coloniality of knowledge – how fragments and shards of other epistemologies remain inscribed in the polyphony and fuzziness of intercultural documents and archives.
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