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Participatory Research, Capabilities and Epistemic Justice

A Transformative Agenda for Higher Education

Editors: Walker, Melanie, Boni, Alejandra (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the importance of epistemic in/justice as a foundation to a decolonial approach to knowledge
  • Draws on case studies from around the globe to argue for an epistemic ecology of knowledge
  • Illustrates how epistemic capabilities can be marginalised by the academy as well as their potential
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About this book

This book explores the potential of participatory research and the capability approach to transform understandings of higher education. The editors and contributors illuminate the importance of epistemic in/justice as a foundation to a reflexive, inclusive and decolonial approach to knowledge, as well as its importance to democratic life and participation in higher education. Drawing together eight global case studies, the authors argue for an ecology of knowledge that expands epistemic capabilities in higher education through teaching, research and policy making. Moreover, the chapters illustrate how these epistemic capabilities can be marginalised by both institutions and structural and historical factors; as well as the potential for possibilities when spaces are opened for genuine participation and designed for a plurality of voices. This book will appeal to scholars of social justice and participatory research as well as ongoing debates around decolonising the academy.

About the authors

Melanie Walker is Distinguished Professor in the Centre for Development Support at the University of the Free State, South Africa, and holds the South African Research Chair in Higher Education and Human Development. Her research interests focus on social justice and human development in higher education in the global South.

Alejandra Boni is Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain and Deputy Director of Ingenio (CSIC-UPV). Her research interest focus on human development, higher education, global citizenship and transformative innovation.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Epistemic Justice, Participatory Research and Valuable Capabilities

    Pages 1-25

    Walker, Melanie (et al.)

  • Expanding Epistemic Capability in Participatory Decision-Making Processes: The Universidad de Ibagué Capabilities List

    Pages 27-57

    Velasco, Diana (et al.)

  • Expanding Capabilities for Epistemic Justice Through Social Innovation: The Case of Business and Management Courses in UNIMINUTO, Colombia

    Pages 59-87

    Belda-Miquel, Sergio (et al.)

  • A Freirean Approach to Epistemic Justice: Contributions of Action Learning to Capabilities for Epistemic Liberation

    Pages 89-114

    Leivas Vargas, Monique (et al.)

  • Epistemic Capabilities in the Context of Oppression: Reflections from an Action Learning Programme in Salvador, Brazil

    Pages 115-138

    Keleher, Lori (et al.)

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eBook 93,08 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-56197-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Participatory Research, Capabilities and Epistemic Justice
Book Subtitle
A Transformative Agenda for Higher Education
Editors
  • Melanie Walker
  • Alejandra Boni
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56197-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56197-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56196-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 271
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations
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