ERIC Number: EJ1177541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Perturbing Possibilities in the Postqualitative Turn: Lessons from Taoism (?) and "Ubuntu"
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v31 n6 p504-519 2018
Recognizing cognitive imperialism in the emerging postqualitative regime, we propose a hesitation, a perturbation to think the other-than-ness of the west. Asserting the postqualitative regime as west reinforces hegemonic epistemological violence; we look to the East and Africa--progenitors of the west-termed postqualitative regime and seek to privilege the onto-epistemologies from which these concepts were culturally (mis)appropriated. More specifically, we explore the southern African philosophy of Ubuntu and Taoism from the East to transgress west. These oft-western denigrated indigenous philosophical concepts embody the postqualitative conceptual (mis)appropriations of entanglement, the inseparability of ontology and epistemology (onto-epistemology), and an ontological positionality of immanence--interpenetration--impermanence. Re-conceptualizing the postqualitative regime, we offer a "turn" to non-western indigenous ontologies illuminating African and Eastern philosophies pregnant with multiple possibilities for living-thinking-being ourselves, postqualitative research, and the world anew.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Religion, Epistemology, African Culture, Ethnocentrism, Indigenous Knowledge, Philosophy, Buddhism, World Views, Humanism, Praxis
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