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ISBN 9781032105161
May 10, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This volume explores the processes of investigating cultures of equality and sets out an epistemological framework for generating a more just and response-able knowledge. It offers a tapestry of inventive, self-reflexive, collective, and situated praxis of conducting a politically informed research. Such efforts contest—or occasionally reinvent—the social and cultural worlds that we currently inhabit, in an attempt at building cultures of equality across different locations and contexts. The book engages with the idea of producing knowledge with others, indicating the political potential of scientific practice and offering a view of knowledge as a collective affective-intellectual effort. It provides an inventory of creative engagements with concepts and methodologies enabling production of socially responsible knowledges. By critically exploring new possibilities of scientific inquiry, the contributors reflect on how knowledge can be generated to serve the political agenda of movements for equality and social justice. The chapters also elucidate different conceptualizations of and approaches to who the researcher is and how they interact with cultural and social worlds.

Table of Contents

1 Investigating Cultures of Equality: Relationality at Work in Situated Research

Dorota Golańska, Aleksandra M. Różalska, and Suzanne Clisby

2 The Relationality of Knowing: From Economies of Care to Epistemic Justice

Dorota Golańska and Grzegorz Bywalec

3 Creating and Contesting Knowledges at the Museo Migrante

Deyanira Clériga Morales and Siobhán McGuirk

4 Re(situating) More-than-human Knowledge. Material Entanglements in Laura Gustafsson and Terike Happoja’s Museum of Nonhumanity and Helena Hunter’s Falling Birds

Justyna Stępień

5 Connecting Knowledge Production and Praxis: Circulation, Cooperative Constellations, and Collective Learning in Training for Gender Equality

Athena Enderstein

6 ‘Bugs’, ‘Broken Binaries’, and Malware: Investigating Gender and the Human in Science Fiction’s Depictions of Technological Malfunction

Eleanor Drage

7 Resisting Cultures of Inequality through Feminist Counter-Visuality Practices in Contemporary Spanish Fiction and Non-Fiction Cinema

Adelina Sánchez Espinosa and Orianna Calderón Sandoval

8 Female Masculinities in South Africa: Negotiations Around Belonging

Phoebe Kisubi Mbasalaki

9 Im/possible Pathways: The Politics of Place and Decolonial Cartographies in the Global South

Andréa Gill

10 On the Shore: Autoethnography and Reflexivity from a Black Feminist and Decolonial Perspective

Jéssica Nogueira Varela

11 ‘Uncommon for a Straight Boy to Quote Butler the Way you Do’, or Where Should I Speak my Feminism?

Tommaso Trillò

12 The Uses and Abuses of English Language within Feminist Academic Research

Valeria Morabito

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Biography

Dorota Golańska is Associate Professor at the Department of Cultural Research at the University of Lodz, Poland.

Aleksandra M. Różalska is Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Research and Chair of the Women’s Studies Centre at the University of Lodz, Poland

Suzanne Clisby is Professor of Gender Studies within the Centre for Global Learning, Education and Attainment at Coventry University, UK. She is Co-Director of the UKRI GCRF GlobalGRACE Project (Goldsmiths, University of London).