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Gymnastique épistémologique, critique et réflexive : la construction d’une recherche en « ex-Yougoslavie » face à la colonialité du savoir
[en] Epistemological, Critique and Reflexive Gymnastics: Construction of a Research in « Former Yougoslavia » in front of Knowledge Coloniality
Blondel, Cyril mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Nouvelles Perspectives en Sciences Sociales
Prise de parole
La recherche sur la recherche
Sudbury (Ontario)
[en] Reflexivity ; decolonial option ; post-Yugoslav
[en] This article is a story narrating the evolution of my own reflections during my Ph.D.: “Planning at the Borders of European Peripheries: The Serbia/Croatia Borderland and the EU Cooperation and Reconciliation Injunctions” (Ph.D. thesis, Tours, Université François-Rabelais, 2016). Using auto-ethnographic methods, this article demonstrates a conviction, the necessity to engage with a reflexive and critical approach, before, during, and after the production of research. I show first how I built the thesis’ epistemological approach, by progressively deconstructing classical theoretical frameworks (nationalist, postsocialist, post-Yugoslav). I expose and discuss then the outcomes of such a reflexivity, in particular how I gradually became conscious of the coloniality of (my) knowledge. These mental gymnastics allowed me to occasionally overcome – but regularly report on – the limits of my research, but also to recognize the unsurpassibility of certain aspects of my work connected to the situation in which I stated and conducted it. Reflecting on epistemological reflexivity contributes to clarifying scientific (in)validity of research, and better situates researcher’s arguments, their position and positionality.
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