Podujatia a aktualityBetween north and south: decolonial isolationism of Russian social science in the state of war and beyond
Srdečne pozývame na seminár Sociologického ústavu SAV, v.v.i.
Seminár sa uskutoční v stredu 18. 10. o 13.30. S prednáškou Between north and south: decolonial isolationism of Russian social science in the state of war and beyond na ňom vystúpi Ivan Kislenko, Sociologický ústav SAV v.v.i. (hostújúci vedecký pracovník).
Prednáška bude v anglickom jazyku. Seminár prebehne hybridne v miestnosti č. 94 na Sociologickom ústave SAV a na platforme Zoom:
Invite Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83683736363?pwd=Z1JyU0RBbVJWOWVoRG9tSlVMaE1zQT09
This paper (presentation) examines Russian social science in the state of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Post-socialist coloniality of Russian scholars eventually led to the desire to contest the scientific hegemony of the West and to have a unique local sociology, mostly inspired by political context. These ideas became part of the political agenda and Putin constantly claims that Russia is a leader of the anti-colonial world. His claims are accompanied by the desire to epistemicide everything western both in the structure of knowledge and at the institutional level. It nominally interrelates with international discussions about the possible emergence of unique local sociologies outside Western hegemony. Political will and its nominal ‘decolonial’ perspective bring Russian science closer to isolationism, using arguments paradoxically similar to decolonial narratives. The necessity to ‘decolonize’ science and education from Western-centric structures became part of the political and scientific agenda. Being a subaltern empire Russia finds itself in a state of war, which creates two problems for Russian social science: decolonial isolationism, meaning the disguise of epistemicide of western models of knowledge production as decolonial liberation and tuzemnaya nauka, a general rejection of scientific standards of the outer world with an attempt to prove the local agenda’s superiority.