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Kuokkanen, Rauna – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2008
The academy is considered by many as the major Western institution of knowledge. This article, however, argues that the academy is characterized by prevalent "epistemic ignorance"--a concept informed by Spivak's discussion of "sanctioned ignorance." Epistemic ignorance refers to academic practices and discourses that enable the continued exclusion…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, World Views, Higher Education, Epistemology