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dc.contributor.authorTaela, Katia
dc.contributor.editorGhosh, Anandita
dc.date.accessioned2023-12-21T17:37:31Z
dc.date.available2023-12-21T17:37:31Z
dc.date.issued2023-12-12
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2023.2256581
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/621559
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>South&#8211;South Co-operation (SSC) has become increasingly important in international development policy and practice as both alternative and complementary to North&#8211;South Co-operation. Crafted through the acceptance, appropriation, and instrumentalisation of a colonialist idea of an underdeveloped world, SSC has been historically defined as an expression of Southern solidarity, through which developing countries collaborate to achieve progress, modernity, and development. It is often claimed to involve mutually beneficial, horizontal exchange of resources between developing countries &#8211; particularly knowledge &#8211; and to foster decolonising practices. In this paper, I argue that while one of the starting points for SSC was opposition to North&#8211;South knowledge hierarchies, its legitimisation has been constructed through postcolonial power inequalities and new forms of authoritative knowledge that reiterate old hierarchies. Drawing on in-depth ethnographic research conducted as part of my doctoral studies, I show how the building and international legitimatisation of Brazilian &#8216;best practices&#8217; &#8211; in the gender equality field &#8211; has produced a political economy of opportunities and mobility for these professionals; their professional pathways to Mozambique are indicative of the processes of production of Southern expertise and new knowledge hierarchies. I also discuss Brazilian development workers&#8217; discourses about the relevance of Brazilian experiences to Mozambique. Theoretically, the paper is inspired by critical development theory with a feminist and postcolonial approach. It uses postcolonial literature, usually applied to relations between colonisers and former colonies, to look at how colonial discourses and discourses about Africa, the &#8216;Third World&#8217;, and the West historically intervened in the encounters between people from former colonies and continue to be activated. Specifically, I analyse imaginaries of &#8216;Southern&#8217; and &#8216;developing country&#8217; identity embedded in expertise claims.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent19en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisherOxfam KEDVen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Brazilen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Colombiaen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Indiaen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Mexicoen_US
dc.publisherOxfam South Africaen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/decolonising-southern-knowledges-in-aidland-621559
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.titleDecolonising Southern knowledge(s) in Aidlanden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryBrazilen_US
oxfam.subject.countryMozambiqueen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSouth-South cooperationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment workersen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordAuthoritative knowledgeen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordKnowledge hierarchiesen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordIdentityen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordDecolonisationen_US
prism.issuenameDecolonising knowledge and practiceen_US
prism.number3en_US
prism.volume31en_US


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