ACCESSING KNOWLEDGE IN A DISCONTINUOUS WORLD. A BRIEF COMMENT FROM SOUTHERN CHILE
Drawing on my ethnographic experience with rural Mapuche people, in this paper I attempt a twofold comment regarding the topic of ‘Accessing knowledge’. This comment firstly, problematizes our own understanding of what can be loosely labelled as ‘the world’; and, secondly, challenges the social emphasis of our notion of knowledge, which eventually is what permits its institutionalisation and thus its restriction. Finally, this discussion will lead us to the debate concerning the relationship between ontology and epistemology, which, as I argue, should be solved through an always-contingent ethnographic solution.
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