Ibraaz Platform 008
• How are we locating the MENA within the context of the Global South?
• Why is it important to map historical and contemporary relationships between North Africa, the Middle East and the Global South?
• How do we engage with such cartographies – and the historical and contemporary relationships contained therein – without instrumentalizing them?
• How do we more fully formulate and develop new contexts and epistemological frameworks for producing knowledge in our field?
• How do we map transnational networks? And indeed, what can mapping such networks enable?
• Are there counter-hegemonic networks which exist but that are no longer peripheral?
• Does the periphery still exist; is it still possible to be 'other'?
• Do multiple centres exist or are they constructed states?
• Have sub-regional ghettos formed within the Global South?
• Are there inherent tensions within the context of the Global South?
• Could the Global South possibly be a new kind of essentialism?
• How, finally, can we rethink Occidental/Oriental paradigms without reinstating other binary rationales?