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Degrees of Separation: Problematizing Hierarchies of Knowledge Production in Institutes of Higher Education

février 6 @ février 6


What makes receiving an education in African institutions different from a Western education in Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts and Literature in particular?

McGill African Students Society brings you this panel as part of the third and final day of the 4th Annual African Development Convention, « Africa » Interrupted to help you interrogate your experience in academic space and intellectual understanding of knowledge production in general. Presentations and discussion will be drawn from three perspectives in order to reveal the existing difference between knowledge of Africans educated in African institutions and Western institutions in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, and how that difference determines their visibility and inclusion within academic spaces. We will explore the gaps and hierarchies of knowledge producers in and about Africa in order to question what we know about Africa and Africans, how we know it, and finally how this knowledge affects our understanding of Development.

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Date :
février 6
Heure :
février 6


McGill African Students Society (MASS)
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McGill African Students Society (MASS)
3600 rue McTavish, Office 409
Montreal, QC Canada