Worlds & Knowledges Otherwise (WKO)

WKO is a web dossier whose intent is to promote scholarly debate directly impinging on socio-economic, legal-political, and ethico-philosophical issues around the world. Implicit in this goal is the intention to link scholarly work and social transformation. A second goal, indicated by the title of the web dossier, is to promote dialogue between different geo-historical locations, with the conviction that the future can no longer be imagined from one single and overarching perspective and its internal diversity. Conflicts around the world today involve people and societies with languages and principles of knowledges embedded in those languages, other than the languages and knowledges of the Western world. Each dossier, according to these principles, will bring together arguments about interrelated topics made in different local histories and therefore inserted in different traditions.