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International Journal of Practical Theology

Ed. by Couture, Pamela / Schröder, Bernd

Editorial Board: Dreyer, Jaco / Gräb, Wilhelm / Lefebvre, Solange / Magezi, Vhumani / Miller-McLemore, Bonnie / Mullino Moore, Mary Elizabeth / Osmer, Richard / Veling, Terry A. / Wolfteich, Claire

In cooperation with Bowers Du Toit, Nadine / Ramsay, Nancy


CiteScore 2017: 0.52

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.350
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 3.042

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Volume 21, Issue 2

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Experiencing Oppression: Ventriloquism and Epistemic Violence in Practical Theology

Courtney T. Goto
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Published Online: 2016-11-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijpt-2015-0051

Abstract

Epistemic violence, an experience of oppression felt from the inside, is ever-present and thus present throughout the academy. This paper explores the experience of epistemic violence in practical theology, where we are given institutional authority to interpret and represent the lived experiences of others. I use the metaphor of ventriloquism to explore practical theologians as performers who, by virtue of our position, make dummies of those we are attempting to serve, including subjects of research, faith communities, and students.

Zusammenfassung

Epistemische Gewalt, erfahrbar als interne Unterdrückung, ist allgegenwärtig, auch innerhalb der Hochschule. Dieser Beitrag untersucht die Erfahrung von epistemischer Gewalt in Praktischer Theologie, in der wir mit institutioneller Legitimation die gelebte Erfahrung anderer interpretieren und repräsentieren. Unter Verwendung der Metapher des Bauchredens untersucht der Aufsatz Praktische Theologen als Darsteller, die aufgrund unserer Stellung diejenigen zu Puppen machen, denen wir dienen wollen, einschließlich der Forschungsgegenstände, der Glaubensgemeinschaften und der Studierenden.

Keywords: epistemic violence; postcolonial; ventriloquism; multiculturalism; research methods

Stichwörter: Epistemische Gewalt; postkolonial; Bauchreden; Multikulturalismus; Forschungsmethoden

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Published Online: 2016-11-30

Published in Print: 2017-11-29


Citation Information: International Journal of Practical Theology, Volume 21, Issue 2, Pages 175–193, ISSN (Online) 1612-9768, ISSN (Print) 1430-6921, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijpt-2015-0051.

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