1st Edition

Investigating Cultures of Equality

    248 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    248 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 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 conceptualisations of and approaches to who the researcher is and how they interact with cultural and social worlds.

    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


    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).