Sophie Chave-Dartoen - Socio-centric biases and constructions of otherness

societes-plurielles:11292 - Sociétés plurielles, May 10, 2023, 7 | 2023 - Identity versus science? Science at the service of identity? - https://doi.org/10.46298/societes-plurielles.2023.11292
Socio-centric biases and constructions of othernessArticle

Authors: Sophie Chave-Dartoen 1

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Considering the colonial heritage and the other forms of domination makes it necessary to take a critical approach to the positions of authority on which scientific discourse is based. What would be the conditions for the possibility of knowledge giving access to alternative forms of knowledge and discourse about the world? Does not every approach bring its own biases in the project of universal knowledge? The reflection is based on an ethnographic survey (Wallis) and the current debate on the restitution of African museum collections by former colonial countries.


Volume: 7 | 2023 - Identity versus science? Science at the service of identity?
Section: Articles
Published on: May 10, 2023
Accepted on: May 10, 2023
Submitted on: May 10, 2023
Keywords: anthropology,otherness,positions of authority,indigenous epistemologies,scientific knowledge,epistemological biases,vernacular categories,restitution,antropología,alteridad,posiciones de autoridad,epistemologías indígenas,conocimiento científico,sesgos epistemológicos,categorías vernáculas,restituciones,anthropologie,altérité,positions d’autorité,épistémologies autochtones,savoir scientifique,biais épistémologiques,catégories vernaculaires,restitutions,[SHS.ANTHRO-SE]Humanities and Social Sciences/Social Anthropology and ethnology

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