Ethics

Decolonial theory provides opportunities to see the world through a distinctively global ethical lens – enabling the rejection of universality in favour of ‘pluriversality’ and inter-cultural dialogues.

A selection of key readings that contributors to the Decolonial Dialogues site have found particularly helpful when devising and managing research projects in accordance with these principles are listed below. It is hoped that this selection will encourage future conversations and exchanges of information about ethical approaches to knowledge production, research scholarship, and campaign activities.

Contributors’ key readings

Ahmed, Sara (2000) “Ethical encounters: the other, others and strangers.” In Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality, pp. 137-160. London and New York: Routledge. [Google Books]

Appiah, Kwame Anthony (2006) Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. [Google Books]

Bhambra, Gurminder K. (2014) ‘Postcolonial and decolonial dialogues,’ Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 17 (2), pp. 115-121. https://doi.org/10.1080/13688790.2014.966414

Dunford, Robin (2017) ‘Toward a decolonial global ethics.’ Journal of Global Ethics, Vol. 13 (3), pp. 380-397. https://doi.org/10.1080/17449626.2017.1373140

Mbembe, Achille (2001) On the Postcolony, Berkeley: University of California Press. [Google Books]

Millora, C., Maimunah, S., & Still, E. (2020). Reflecting on the ethics of PhD research in the Global South: reciprocity, reflexivity and situatedness. Acta Academica52(1), 10-30. doi: 10.18820/24150479/aa52i1/sp2

Preziosi, Donald, and Johanne Lamoureux (2006) In the Aftermath of Art: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics. London: Routledge. [Google Books]

Smith, Katherine E. (2006) “Problematising power relations in ‘ elite’ interviews.”  Geoforum Vol. 37 (4), pp. 643-653. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2005.11.002

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