Mauro Farnesi Camellone

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The first part of the course focus on the notion of "coloniality", understood as the hidden agenda and the darker side of western modernity, and proposes the de-colonization of knowledge as an epistemological strategy with political and ethical implications. Coloniality is a kind of 'cognitive injustice': the failure to recognise the different ways of knowing by which people across the globe run their lives and provide meaning to their existence. Global social justice is not possible without global cognitive justice. Western domination has profoundly marginalised knowledge and wisdom that had been in existence in the global South. To recover and valorise the epistemological diversity of the world is the first step toward a new kind of bottom-up cosmopolitanism.
The second part of the course focus on the concept of “border”: far from creating a borderless world, contemporary globalization has generated a proliferation of borders. The course investigates its implications for migratory movements, capitalist transformations, and political life through case studies drawn from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas. Border is not only a research object but also an epistemic framework: the border as method enables new perspectives on the crisis and transformations of the nation-state, as well as powerful reassessments of political concepts such as citizenship and sovereignty.

Category: A.A. 2018 - 2019 / Corsi di laurea magistrale / EP2444 - EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL STUDIES