Theories for a Global Ethics

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This chapter discusses the rights of those living in marginalized areas but who produce virtually on a daily basis intricate knowledge systems of survival and the rights of scholars coming from those marginalized places, but who can only enter the world of acknowledged knowledge in languages not their own and within discourses based on foreign and estrange-ing structures. Instead of listening to the impressive stories of well-known activists, the commission went out of its way to provide a forum for the most marginalized narratives from rural areas given in indigenous languages. During the two years of hearings conducted by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission two thousand testimonies were given in public. Since the first democratic election in 1994, South Africa is trying to become part of what is sometimes called a normal dispensation. The workshop was organized by the university after it became clear that our new democratic government wants universities to come up with fundable research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQualitative Inquiry and Human Rights
EditorsNorman K Denzin, Michael D Giardina
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781315421575
ISBN (Print)9781598745375
StatePublished - May 15 2010

Publication series

NameInternational Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Series

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences


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  • Qualitative Inquiry and Human Rights

    Denzin, N. K. (ed.) & Giardina, M. D. (ed.), May 15 2010, Routledge. 288 p. (International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Series; vol. 5)

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