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Summer School 2021

Decolonising the social sciences

DECOLONISING THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Dr Lwazi Lushaba, Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town.

The current discourse on the colonial character of knowledge in South Africa places emphasis on the colonial period, suggesting that the problem of social scientific thought was its overt support for, or open alliance with, the colonial project. Such a view does not take into account the deeper implication of South African social sciences with Enlightenment thought, from which it emerges. This double lecture will demonstrate  what is left unthought when modern rational social scientific thought encounters, or tries to make sense of, non-western modes of being-in-the-world. 

 

This course will be offered on the Microsoft Teams platform. Participants will be sent a link

 

Date: Saturday 16 January
Time: 1.00 pm            
COURSE FEES: R150