Moving on to Create Equality, Inclusion in the Communities: The Unconventional Gaze

Rashmi Singla, Berta Vishnivitz

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Abstract

Dr. Berta Vishnivetz and Dr. Rashmi Singla
Abstract:
Moving on to Create Equality, Inclusion in the Communities: The Unconventional Gaze
In the last presentations, we zoom on a quest for equality, inclusion in different contexts. In this presentation, we take a point of departure from the works of philosophers and educators as Paulo Freire, Achille Mbembe, Fred Newman, who encouraged development of numerous paths to create equality, inclusion, restituting human dignity among non- privileged groups and academics. Moreover, within a critical framework by anthropologist Laura Nader relating to the West and the rest*, we advocate research endeavors that remain aware of the knowledge/power nexus avoiding the pitfalls of a still existing, earlier mentioned “Orientalism”.
A brief review of the theoretical fundaments of the above three philosophers is made, and how their teachings have and still influence non-privileged communities all over the world. Their teachings are expanded and are still applied: previous contextualization in Europe, Africa and Asia. Examples of projects performed by professionals and voluntaries trained by Freire and Newman are presented.
Advocating research endeavors, we start from a notion of power as a capacity for action, proposing eclecticism and explicit comparisons as methods apt to capture the continuous social transformations that occur as a result of encounters /exchanges between and across cultures/ communities. We appeal to recognize our common humanity by placing dignity, mutual respect, and humility at the center of our relationship with those often portrayed as ‘barbarian others’, invoking connections, similarities, and cross-cultural fertilization processes. Through these examples, we further explore strategies of collaboration with the workshop participants to create a fairer research environment.


Konference

KonferenceThe 20th Nordic Migration Research Conference and the 17th Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU) conference University of Helsinki, Finland, on January 11–14, 2021, under the theme of

Colonial/Racial Histories, National Narratives and Transnational Migration
Nummer20
Lokationonline
Periode11/01/202114/01/2021
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Emneord

  • Paulo Freire, Achille Mbembe, Fred Newman
  • create equality, inclusion, restituting human dignity
  • non-privileged communities all over the world
  • placing dignity, mutual respect, and humility at the center
  • invoking connections, similarities, and cross-cultural fertilization processes
  • strategies of collaboration
  • fair(er) research environment

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