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New Epistemic Frameworks and Social Transformation in African Feminist Theory

This lecture discusses African feminist approaches to decolonization and social transformation. In recent years, there has been a significant shift in African feminist scholarship towards African concerns and Africa-centered solutions. Today’s turn to Indigenous knowledge, social structures, and gender relations is no longer just about shedding light on the pre-colonial past, but about fundamentally changing the epistemic framework in the sense of developing new epistemologies beyond the dominant "Western" framework. But how do African feminist thinkers conceptualize social change today? And how do they relate epistemic and social change in their thinking? These questions are explored in this article, focusing on work by Sylvia Tamale (Uganda), Wangari Maathai (Kenya), and Anthonia Kalu (Nigeria), and drawing on the discourse of ecofeminism and Ubuntu as two models of alternative epistemologies.

The Lecture Series is organized by the student committee Feminism2Go .


Interne Verantwortlichkeit:
University College Freiburg, Allgemeiner Geschäftsbetrieb

Julia Reiff