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 transmodernising, pluriversalising, decolonising, queering, and/or posthumanising 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 decolonisation of whiteness; the Witch and the decolonisation of the gender binary; Nepalese students in Denmark; and the decolonisation 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.
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. Decolonising 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.
Chapter 5. Decolonising 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 decolonisation.