OTHER FORMS OF KNOWLEDGE AND THEIR IMPORTANCE IN OUR SOCIETIES: LESSONS FROM CHILE (transl.)

Dr. Francisca Márquez, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile

April 2018

About our Guest: Dr. Francisca Márquez is an anthropologist and a sociologist. She is currently a professor and a researcher in the Department of Anthropology at the university, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, in Santiago de Chile. She is the author of the book, [Relatos de una] ciudad trizada. Santiago de Chile (2017), and of several peer-reviewed articles.

Interviewer: Ana Fonseca

Description: Dr. Francisca Márquez talks about her article, "El desafío ético del respeto a las muchas verdades. Universidad, ciencia y otros saberes, (English: "The ethical challenge of respecting different truths. Universities, science and other forms knowledge"), published in 2015 in the academic journal Polis. In her article, Dr. Francisca Márquez analyzes the challenges faced by the social sciences while recognizing and accepting the existence and importance of other forms of knowledge and truths expressed through oral, performative and quotidian practices produced outside universities.

How and why those other forms of knowledge were so crucial during the time of repression and violence that Chileans endured under the Pinochet dictatorship? What can we learn from Chile's experience in how we consider these other forms of knowledge within the academic community and beyond the academia? Dr. Francisca Márquez addresses these and other key questions during this conversation.

Keywords/themes: Other forms of knowledge, orality, performativity, co-construction of knowledge, science, knowledge and power, commodification of knowledge, science and society, science and the nation, the nation, symbolic violence and knowledge, colonialism and knowledge, neloliberalism, neoliberalism and knowledge, dictatorship in Chile, orality and resistance, performativity and resistance, Chilean resistance, the quotidian, everyday political construction,  the quotidian and knowledge, the quotidian and resistance, Yeguas del Apocalipsis, Ollas Comunes, Chile

This is a translated version of our audio interview originally conducted in Spanish,"Otros saberes y su importancia en nuestras sociedades: lecciones de Chile," with Dr. Francisca Márquez.

"During those seventeen years of dictatorship, critical thinking will not take place within universities. Orality was one of the most powerful means that the resistance had during those times…"

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Transcription: Márquez, Francisca. "Other Forms of Knowledge and their Importance in our Societies: Lessons from Chile." Interview by Ana Fonseca. Radio Heteroglossia, translated transcription, April 2018 https://www.radioheteroglossia.com/en/interviews/2018-04-francisca-marquez-universidad-alberto-hurtado-other-forms-of-knowledge-and-their-importance-in-our-societies-lessons-from-chile-transl

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