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A contrapuntal epistemology for social work: An Afrocentric perspective

Mathebane, Mbazima Simeon ; Sekudu, Johanna

International Social Work, November 2018, Vol.61(6), pp.1154-1168 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    A contrapuntal epistemology for social work: An Afrocentric perspective
  • Autor: Mathebane, Mbazima Simeon ; Sekudu, Johanna
  • Assuntos: Afrocentric Social Work ; Afrocentricity ; Coloniality ; Colonisation ; Decoloniality ; Decolonisation ; Indigenisation ; Social Welfare & Social Work
  • É parte de: International Social Work, November 2018, Vol.61(6), pp.1154-1168
  • Descrição: The experiences of diverse people present challenges and opportunities for knowledge production. The knowledge base undergirding social work has been found to be dominated by Anglo-American cultural values assumed to be universally applicable. The relevant texts on social work knowledge were examined. The analysis revealed that culture is the cornerstone of any society’s response to social problems, that the hegemony of Eurocentric paradigms remain intact, that there is complicity with the coloniality of power in knowledge production resulting in epistemic injustice, and that decolonisation and indigenisation are critical imperatives towards the achievement of global cognitive justice. A contrapuntal epistemology of social work is recommended.
  • Idioma: Inglês

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