Epistemic Freedom in Africa, by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

Epistemic Freedom in Africa is about the struggle for African people to think, theorize, interpret the world and write from where they are located, unencumbered by Eurocentrism. The imperial denial of common humanity to some human beings meant that in turn their knowledges and experiences lost their value, their epistemic virtue. Now, in the twenty-first century, … Continue reading Epistemic Freedom in Africa, by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

Toshiaki Ishikura on the Kitchen as a Liminal Space between Interior and Exterior ‘Organscapes’

What makes the kitchen a space for the reconciliation of the contradiction or conflict between life and death, purity and impurity, or sacred and secular in many societies? It is supposed that the kitchen is not only a place used to prepare dishes that can be eaten, but also has a hidden function—to convert a … Continue reading Toshiaki Ishikura on the Kitchen as a Liminal Space between Interior and Exterior ‘Organscapes’

Call for Papers: Orientalia Parthenopea

The double-blind peer reviewed Orientalia Parthenopea [ISSN 1972-3598] Series published by Orientalia Parthenopea Edizioni, Naples (Italy) welcomes submissions on Japanese Studies. The articles should result from scientific researches in or related to Japanese Studies, that is, all aspects of Japanese culture across the humanities and social science disciplines (including, but not limited to, linguistics, literature, history, religion, arts, cultural studies, music, film, folklore, sociology, history … Continue reading Call for Papers: Orientalia Parthenopea

Admissions Open: Urban Studies at Ambedkar University

Applications are being accepted for two new courses in Urban Studies at Ambedkar University, Delhi. BA in Sustainable Urbanism The progressive urbanisation of the world’s population has multiple implications that range from the social to the ecological. Even as cities are widely seen as the embodiment of aspiration, infrastructures are severely under stress and ecological … Continue reading Admissions Open: Urban Studies at Ambedkar University