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    Editorial: Social movement thinking beyond the core: theories and research in post-colonial and postsocialist societies


    Nilsen, Alf and Pleyers, Geoffrey and Cox, Laurence (2017) Editorial: Social movement thinking beyond the core: theories and research in post-colonial and postsocialist societies. Interface : a Journal for and about Social Movements, 9 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2009-2431

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    Abstract

    Decolonize this? After three long years as a Cambridge English student, the thing that is most memorable about my degree and the thing that has caused me the most frustration is just how unbearably white the curriculum is. Myself and countless others have written at length about the ways in which a white curriculum is nothing more than the maintenance of structural and epistemological power. Decolonising the curriculum is a process – a process that requires thought and consideration. It means rethinking what we learn and how we learn it; critically analysing whose voices are given priority in our education and for what reason. It is not an easy process and why should it be? So began an open letter, written by Cambridge student Lola Olufemi, which reflected on what it would entail to move beyond scholarly and literary canons defined by Eurocentric frames. Her critique echoes an ongoing churning that has animated campus activism across the North-South axis for several years now.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: social movements; postcolonial studies; subaltern studies; decolonial thought; global South; Eurocentrism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 14216
    Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
    Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 11:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Interface : a Journal for and about Social Movements
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
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