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Transdisciplinary Thinking from the Global South
Whose Problems, Whose Solutions?

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ISBN 9781032000350
December 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
176 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book promotes constructive and nuanced transdisciplinary understandings of some of the critical problems that we face on a global scale today by thinking with and from the Global South. It is engaged in transmodernizing, pluriversalizing, decolonizing, queering, and/or posthumanizing thinking and practice.

The book aims to contribute to and challenge current debates regarding knowledge, diversity, and change. This is achieved through the application of transdisciplinary and indisciplined perspectives to the Himalayan anthropocene; transport services in Mexico City; the EU-Turkey border regimes and policy; egoism and the decolonization of whiteness; the Witch and the decolonization of the gender binary; Nepalese students in Denmark; and the decolonization of global health promotion. The book thereby provides the reader a multiplicity of pathways of knowledges and practices that address current problems co-produced by the dominant Western colonial onto-epistemic outset, giving way to ‘other’ knowledge-practices, towards a pluriversal approach.

This book will be of interest to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in disciplines such as human geography, development studies, politics, international relations, sociology, , anthropology, cultural studies, planning, and philosophy. It is also relevant to researchers, development workers and human rights/environmental activists, and other intellectual practitioners.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Horizons of Possibility and Scientific Research: Whose Problems, Whose Solutions?

Juan Carlos Finck Carrales and Julia Suárez-Krabbe

Chapter 1. Globalisation in theory and practice: negotiating belonging in Danish higher education.

Stephen Carney and Nitya Nanda Timsina

Chapter 2. Transmodern Philosophy of Science in the Case of Informal Transportation in Mexico City: Local Ontology and Epistemology for Transport Planning.

Juan Carlos Finck Carrales

Chapter 3. Decolonizing Global Health Promotion: A Quest for Equity.

Rashmi Singla, Johanne Andersen Elbek and Lene Maj Hjortsø Fernando

Chapter 4. Theorizing Water, Shifting Scales: the Space of the Himalayan Anthropocene.

Prem Poddar

Chapter 5. Decolonizing gender: Witches, nomads and the colonial rule

Nazila Ghavami Kivi

Chapter 6. Abyssal lines in borders, race and knowledge: A decolonial perspective on the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan.

Avin Mesbah and Sergejs Asilgarajevs

Chapter 7. Over our dead bodies: The death project, egoism and the existential dimensions of decolonization.

Julia Suárez-Krabbe

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Juan Carlos Finck Carrales, Lecturer, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University of Denmark

Julia Suárez-Krabbe, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University of Denmark