A Conversation About the Politics of Everyday Knowledge at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies on the 14th of August 2014

  • Phillip DarbyEmail author
  • Yassir Morsi
  • John von Sturmer
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 30)


In this conversation, the speakers discuss the politics of knowledge in the context of the North-South relationship. Focussing on three areas – Australian Aboriginal societies, Muslim minorities in the West and the processes of change in the Asia-Pacific region – the conversation explores the relationship between so-called local and global knowledges. It raises questions about whether Western knowledge formations can engage productively with everyday knowledges in the formerly colonised world, especially bearing in mind the colonising tendencies of liberal and neoliberal thought. The speakers raise associated issues including the different ways of learning of some non-European people, whether the vitality of everyday life can be translated into modern ways of living, the sense of dislocation generated in some quarters by 9/11 and the clash of knowledges in the debate about development.


Orientalism Colonialism Neoliberalism Intervention World order Self-other Politics of knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phillip Darby
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yassir Morsi
    • 1
  • John von Sturmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Postcolonial StudiesMelbourneAustralia

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