conference

Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Panel H45 (1 video; 4 papers, 0 withpdf files)

Title of panel:

Knowledge and action
[In cooperation with UCT]

Convenors:
Marieke van Winden (conference organiser, African Studies Centre Leiden);
Harry Wels (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam);
Marja Spierenburg (Leiden University).

Stream: H: Knowledge and impact
Start time: 16 February, 2021 at 14:00 (UTC+1)
Session slots: 1

Long abstract:
With a focus on: the enduring land question in parts of Africa, and the role of intellectuals. In some parts of Africa, the colonial heritage is particularly visible in an enduring land question, with a continued struggle about ownership and management of agricultural and mining land and property. Intellectuals who became 'action researchers' in favour of land redistribution often had to cope with forms of violence, racism, and nationalism, that challenged their integrity. How did they cope with that?

4 Accepted papers:
1 no pdf file present Giving back to the community: reflections on my experience of engaging in community development

2 no pdf file present Reflections on organisation ethnographical fieldwork in Zimbabwe: 'action researcher' or not?

3 no pdf file present The politics of activist knowledge in South African institutions of higher learning

4 no pdf file present Du propos de l'enquêté à l'écrit de l'enquêteur en anthropologie dans le contexte africain


* This conference took place from December 2020 to February 2021 *
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