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ERIC Number: EJ818082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Democratising the Research Imagination: Globalising Knowledge about HIV/AIDS
Epstein, Debbie; Boden, Rebecca
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v4 n2 p249-260 Jul 2006
This paper problematises globalisation and the democratisation of the research imagination, highlighting the potentials for harm and good. We do so, first, by exploring two philosophical/epistemological issues: the definition of "knowledge" and the role of "research" in knowledge creation. The paper then considers some of possible consequences of the democratisation of knowledge by examining the case of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and using it to test a heuristic device we have developed as a way of distinguishing between "really useful" and "potentially harmful" knowledges. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; South Africa