Decolonizing Non-Western Social Transformation

Decolonizing Non-Western Social Transformation: Anglophone Media, Non-Western Social Activism And Its Transnational Support
Principal Investigator: Dusica Ristivojevic
This project is supported by Kone Foundation Bold Initiatives Grant
This research will analyze broadly resonating Western narratives on non-Western social transformation and the ways in which its agents engage with these discourses. The research has two key objectives: to explore the (potential) impact of circulating textual and visual representations, and to think about how to deal with the unequal power relations in the context of critical interdependences. The research will use the methods of textual and visual media analysis, semi-structured interviews and participant observation. It will aspire to produce the knowledge relevant beyond academia and to experiment with more inclusive, dialogic and power-balancing research process. In doing so, this research will tell us more about the actual enactment of the position which is critical to both local and global unequal, discriminatory and exploitative power relations.