Alff, Henryk and Hornidge, Anna-Katharina (2018) ‘Transformation’ in International Development Studies: Across Disciplines, Knowledge Hierarchies and Oceanic Spaces. In: Building Development Studies for the New Millennium. , ed. by Baud, I, Basile, E, Kontinen, T and Itter, S. EADI Global Development Series . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 141-161. DOI

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The field of Transformation Studies has brought forward a number of conceptual and methodological lines of thought for grasping these processes of sociocultural, political-economic and ecological change. The chapter discusses how transformation studies challenge the established organisation of scientific knowledge production by applying inter- and transdisciplinary thinking. It also scrutinises the contribution of Transformation Studies to challenging the ‘West and the Rest’ rationale by drawing attention towards dynamic social interaction rather than container spaces in area-based knowledge production. The chapter then seeks to address framing principles for living with global change processes, engaging with what has been labelled as future studies. Finally, we sketch out the study of oceanic spaces as a promising field for rethinking established notions of space, development and knowledge production.

Document Type: Book chapter
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Research affiliation: Social Sciences > Development and Knowledge Sociology
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 10:58
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2024 13:28

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