• Academic (In)Discipline, Research (In)Sanity and the Conundrum of (Indigenous) Timescapes

    Author(s):
    Bernd Brabec de Mori (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Indigenous Studies, Music and Sound
    Subject(s):
    Indigenous peoples, Musicology, Psychiatry, Philosophy, History
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    discipline, indiscipline
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/smy9-jk11
    Abstract:
    This contribution focuses on strategies to bridge what in anthropology is called ontological incommensurability: Indigenous worlds often seem inaccessible to modern thought. Instead of trying to open Indigenous worlds to Westerners, I rather intend to make Western worlds accessible to Indigenous thought; and likewise, academic disciplines accessible to transdisciplinary thought; and as my most rebellious aim: I intend to make objects of research accessible for researchers. The connecting principle, I suggest, is time, temporality, and particularly synchronization and entrainment. If a society, a researcher, or a discipline is bound to a predetermined temporal regime, synchronization with the rest of the world, the researched, or the scholarly environment becomes difficult if not impossible. Lack of synchronization – on a human level causally related to psychosis – often results in substitutions with delusional constructions or models that may or may not allow for accessibility, synchronization, and therefore eye-level communication and interaction with the entities to face both in research and in inter-community life.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    12 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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