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Colonizing Knowledge: Social Science and the Disciplinary (Re)Production of Knowledge

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by Andrea Teti
ECIA Senior Fellow
in Begum Firat, Sarah de Mul and Sonja van Wichelen (Eds.), "Commitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and Practice", London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

In Colonizing Knowledge, Andrea Teti explores the epistemological foundations of the relationship between Social Science Disciplines and Middle East Area Studies, arguing that the role of the latter as providers of data which Disciplines then generalize into universal laws is based on flawed assumptions and an inability to challenge received thinking in social science.