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Decolonisation In Universities - The Politics Of Knowledge (Paperback) Loot Price: R299
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Decolonisation In Universities - The Politics Of Knowledge (Paperback): Jonathan Jansen

Decolonisation In Universities - The Politics Of Knowledge (Paperback)

Jonathan Jansen

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Shortly after the giant bronze statue of Cecil John Rhodes came down at the University of Cape Town, student protestors called for the decolonisation of universities. It was a word hardly heard in South Africa's struggle lexicon and many asked: What exactly is decolonisation? This book brings together some of the most innovative thinking on curriculum theory to address this important question.

In the process, several critical questions are raised:

  • Is decolonisation simply a slogan for addressing other pressing concerns on campuses and in society?
  • What is the colonial legacy with respect to curricula and can it be undone?
  • How is the project of curricula decolonisation similar to or different from the quest for post-colonial knowledge, indigenous knowledge or a critical theory of knowledge?
  • What does decolonisation mean in a digital age where relationships between knowledge and power are shifting?

Strong conceptual analyses are combined with case studies of attempts to `do decolonisation' in settings as diverse as South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Mauritius. This comparative perspective enables reasonable judgments to be made about the prospects for institutional take-up within the curriculum of century-old universities. Decolonisation in Universities is essential reading for undergraduate teaching, postgraduate research and advanced scholarship in the field of curriculum studies.

General

Imprint: Wits University Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: August 2019
Editors: Jonathan Jansen
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-77614-335-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Education
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Books > Social sciences > Education > Organization & management of education
Books > Social sciences > Education > Higher & further education
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LSN: 1-77614-335-3
Barcode: 9781776143351

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