Waiting at the border
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The International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding (MnM) at the University of South Australia hosted an international symposium on 22–23 March as part of its commitment to improving understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities and the elaboration of critical Muslim studies and launching a major research programme: ReOrienting the World, which will animate the various research activities of the centre. Key to this program is the development of a symposium series dedicated to addressing the specific questions arising from the ways in which the world that we live in continues to be haunted by the histories, economies and cultures inaugurated by Europe’s framing of the globe. For almost half a millennium the non-West was impossible to name except as a lack. It was a residual category, reflecting its subaltern position in the world order. Giving the non-West a name opens up a decolonising horizon and is a way of re-orienting the world. This re-orientation is a way of framing the erosion of western hegemony. It points to the possibility of imagining a different configuration of the planet. Decolonial horizons was the first symposium in the series and primarily focused on the epistemological and methodological implications of the de-centring of the West
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