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Knowledge Production in Africa: -African studies: The ambiguity of ownership and originality - debate
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
.... Arowosegbe's article is a welcome invitation to reconsider African studies by reflecting on the dubious ambiguities of their ownership. While he dismisses Western hegemony, he also demands acknowledgement of the relevance of Western thought to the discipline. The latent tension and challenge to reconcile these demands are underlined by his parallel references to knowledge production in as well as on Africa without a further clarifying distinction......
What is African in Africa(n) Studies? Confronting the (Mystifying) Power of Ideology and Identity
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
The power of definition executed by scholars relates to the terms of ownership within the sphere of knowledge production. In Africa(n) Studies this is exacerbated by the fact that Western scholars continue to dominate the field. But identity and concepts (and ideology, shaped by values and norms not least internalised through personal and academic socialisation) as integral parts of scholarly knowledge production are important ingredients. As contributing factors they provide options and not pre-determinations. Hence the definition of Africa and Africa(n) Studies is a...