Knowledge Others, Others' Knowledge: The Need for a New Epistemology of Water

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the ways in which knowledge about water has conventionally been generated by modern water scientists and illuminates how this approach leaves out the diverse ¨Dways of knowing¡¬ water and how scientism creates a trap of concrete evidential certainty. Through the example of a failed conversation, it questions the basic epistemological underpinnings of understanding water in modern scientific inquiries¡ªthe means of knowing rivers, and how they conflict with feminist epistemologies and fail to account for the ¨Dknowledge others¡¬ and ¨Dothers¡® knowledge¡¬. The paper concludes with observations on why we need new epistemologies of water in the Anthropocene.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)113-123
    JournalEcology, Economy and Society - the INSEE
    Volume3
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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