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PERPETUATING THE 'THIRD WORLD'? EVALUATING KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION IN THE FIELD OF GERMAN STUDIES IN AN AFRICAN CONTEXT
Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus
This paper critically revisits and examines the seemingly outdated concept of the 'Third World' by tracing its historical origins with reference to the Three Worlds Theory, and investigates the reasons for the persistent implied or direct usage of the term in public and scientific discourse when referring to contexts which are typically considered to be underdeveloped. Of particular interest is the way in which knowledge production in German Studies functions in an African context which, as isdoi:10.5842/49-0-668 fatcat:b5roiolvxna2visqbp2pxtzac4