Decolonising the University

Decolonising the University

By: Gurminder K. Bhambra (editor), Kerem Nisancioglu (editor), Dalia Gebrial (editor)Paperback

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In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. The battle cry '#RhodesMustFall' sparked an international movement calling for the decolonisation of the world's universities. Today, as this movement grows, how will it radically transform the terms upon which universities exist? In this book, students, activists and scholars discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls of doing decolonial work in the home of the coloniser, in the heart of the establishment. Subverting curricula, enforcing diversity, and destroying old boundaries, this is a radical call for a new era of education. Offering resources for students and academics to challenge and resist coloniality inside and outside the classroom, Decolonising the University provides the tools for radical pedagogical, disciplinary and institutional change.

About Author

Gurminder K. Bhambra is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. She is the author of Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination (Palgrave, 2007) and Connected Sociologies (Bloomsbury, 2014), and the co-editor of Decolonising the University (Pluto, 2018). Dalia Gebrial is a PhD candidate at LSE, University of London, and the editor of a special issue of the Historical Materialism journal on identity politics and co-editor of Decolonising the University (Pluto, 2017). Kerem Nisancioglu is a Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. He is the co-author of How the West Came to Rule (Pluto, 2015), and the co-editor of Decolonising the University (Pluto, 2018).


Introduction: Decolonising the University? - Gurminder K. Bhambra, Kerem Nisancioglu and Dalia Gebrial Part I: Contexts: Historical and Disciplinary 1. Rhodes Must Fall: Oxford and Movements for Change - Dalia Gebrial 2. Race and the Neoliberal University: Lessons from the Public University - John Holmwood 3. Racism, Public Culture, and the Hidden Curriculum - Robbie Shilliam 4. Decolonising Philosophy - Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Rafael Vizcaino, Jasmine Wallace, Jeong Eun Annabel We Part II: Institutional Initiatives 5. Asylum University: Re-situating Knowledge-Exchange Along Cross-Border Positionalities - Aparna Kolar and Olivier Kramsch 6. Diversity or Decolonisation? Researching Diversity at the University of Amsterdam - Rolando Vazquez and Rosalba Icaza 7. The Challenge for Black Studies in the Neoliberal University - Kehinde Andrews 8. Open Initiatives for Decolonising the Curriculum - Pat Lockley Part III: Decolonial Reflections 9. Meschachakanis, a Coyote Narrative: Decolonising Higher Education - Shauneen Pete 10. Decolonising Education: A Pedagogic Intervention - Carol Azumah Dennis 11. Internationalisation and Interdisciplinarity: Sharing across Boundaries? - Angela Last 12. Understanding Eurocentrism as a Structural Problem of Undone Science - William Jamal Richardson Notes on contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780745338200
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780745338200
  • ISBN10: 0745338208

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