On the basis that knowledge is situated, the projects analyze the specific functions of scientific and non-scientific knowledge in different contexts: how knowledge is produced, circulated and mobilized to regulate identities, generate or reduce cultural differences, and to establish and maintain discourses, practices and norms.
An analysis of the links between knowledge and social power structures in regional and global contexts reveals the underlying mechanisms of complex cultural processes and advances a more critical understanding of the factors that regulate social agency.