Contradiction Studies

Unpacking Coloniality. Towards a Critical Engagement with Modern Discourse

Prof. Lewis R. Gordon (U Connecticut)

06/20/2023 10:00 am 1:00 pm

U Bremen GRA 2

Moderated by Prof. Rozena Maart (U Kwa-Zulu Natal, RTG Contradiction Studies)

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decolonial scholarship

“Creating decentralizing and decolonizing scholarship on contradiction, contradictory phenomena, and contradicting processes is a challenging task.”

Kerstin Knopf
Is contradiction eurocentric?

“Is contradiction a eurocentric concept, operational phenomenon, and instrument of power?”

Kerstin Knopf
name contradiction

“Contradiction becomes real where someone names contradiction.”

Ingo H. Warnke
power and resistance

“Michel Foucault says: “Where there is power, there is resistance, and […] this resistance is never in a position of exteriority in relation to power” (History of Sexuality I, The Will to Knowledge, 1976, p. 95)”

Gisela Febel

“The basis of law is not an idea as a systematic unified principle but a paradox.”

Andreas Fischer-Lescano