Situated knowledges

We seek not the knowledges ruled by phallogocentrism (nostalgia for the presence of the one true Word) and disembodied vision, but those ruled by partial sight and limited voice. We do not seek partiality for its own sake, but for the sake of the connections and unexpected openings situated knowledges make possible. The only way to find a larger vision is to be somewhere in particular.

(Haraway, Situated Knowledges, 590)



In her article, Intersections and cross-fertilizations between feminist research and refugee studies Alexandra Zavos asks two crucial questions:
  • Can a feminist perspective help us formulate questions that would support a critical approach to the study of contemporary refugee issues?
  • Does the refugee crisis call for a renewed interrogation of feminist knowledge practices?

This second question has been central in the project of revisiting the nomadic subject, as well as with my engagement with an emergent body of feminist theorizations, and its genealogies:



Please reference as: Maria Tamboukou (2018) ‘Situated Knowledges’