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Essay by Débora Medeiros: "Towards Cosmopolitanism in German Academia?"

Together with Camila Nobrega Rabello Alves, Débora Medeiros (SP B02) addressed the question „Towards Cosmopolitanism in German Academia?“ in the new issue of the Global Media Journal. 

News from Jul 29, 2021

In their essay, they shed light on presuppositions of Western knowledge production and its gatekeeper role in research practice, highlighted by the context of communication studies. The two authors highlight how this manifests itself in effects of epistemic silencing and epistemic violence, always keeping track of the claim of de-colonizing. With recourse to Isabelle Stenger's idea of the "cosmos", they recontextualize the concept of cosmopolitanism and discuss its (im)possibilities for the de-westernization of (German) science.

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