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Routledge Research on Decoloniality and New Postcolonialisms


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Routledge Research on Decoloniality and New Postcolonialisms is a forum for original, critical research into the histories, legacies, and life-worlds of modern colonialism, postcolonialism, and contemporary coloniality. It analyses efforts to decolonise dominant and damaging forms of thinking and practice, and identifies, from around the world, diverse perspectives that encourage living and flourishing differently. Once the purview of a postcolonial studies informed by the cultural turn’s important focus on identity, language, text and representation, today’s resurgent critiques of coloniality are also increasingly informed, across the humanities and social sciences, by a host of new influences and continuing insights for different futures: indigeneity, critical race theory, relational ecologies, critical semiotics, posthumanisms, ontology, affect, feminist standpoints, creative methodologies, post-development, critical pedagogies, intercultural activisms, place-based knowledges, and much else. The series welcomes a range of contributions from socially engaged intellectuals, theoretical scholars, empirical analysts, and critical practitioners whose work attends, and commits, to newly rigorous analyses of alternative proposals for understanding life and living well on our increasingly damaged earth.

This series is aimed at upper-level undergraduates, research students and academics, appealing to scholars from a range of academic fields including human geography, sociology, politics and broader interdisciplinary fields of social sciences, arts and humanities.

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Decolonising Schools in South Africa: The Impossible Dream?

Decolonising Schools in South Africa: The Impossible Dream?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Pam Christie
June 26, 2020

This book explores the challenge of dismantling colonial schooling and how entangled power relations of the past have lingered in post-apartheid South Africa. It examines ‘on the ground’ history of colonialism from the vantage point of a small town in the Karoo region, showing how patterns of...

Making Urban Theory: Learning and Unlearning through Southern Cities

Making Urban Theory: Learning and Unlearning through Southern Cities

1st Edition

Mary Lawhon
January 23, 2020

This book facilitates more careful engagement with the production, politics and geography of knowledge as scholars create space for the inclusion of southern cities in urban theory. Making Urban Theory addresses debates of the past fifty years regarding whether and why scholars should conceptualize...

National Security and Policy in America: Immigrants, Crime, and the Securitization of the Border

National Security and Policy in America: Immigrants, Crime, and the Securitization of the Border

1st Edition

Wesley S. McCann, Francis D. Boateng
December 05, 2019

This book investigates the strategic use of America’s historical crime control, counterterrorism, national security and immigration policies as a mechanism in the modern-day Trump administration to restrict migration and refugee settlement with a view of promoting national security and preservation...

Populism and Postcolonialism

Populism and Postcolonialism

1st Edition

Adrián Scribano, Maximiliano E. Korstanje, Freddy Alex Timmermann López
October 17, 2019

This book investigates the interconnections between populism and neoliberalism through the lens of postcolonialism. Its primary focus is to build a distinct understanding of the concept of populism as a political movement in the twenty-first century, interwoven with the lasting effects of...

Arendt, Fanon and Political Violence in Islam

Arendt, Fanon and Political Violence in Islam

1st Edition

Patrycja Sasnal
July 15, 2019

This book looks at contemporary political violence, in the form of jihadism, through the lens of a philosophical polemic between Hannah Arendt and Frantz Fanon: intellectual representatives of the global north and global south. It explores the relationship of Arendt’s thought, mostly as expressed...

History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays in World Literature

History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays in World Literature

1st Edition

Asher Ghaffar
August 20, 2018

This book examines anti-imperialist thought in European philosophy. It features an international group of both emerging and established scholars who directly respond to Timothy Brennan’s far-reaching call to rethink intellectual histories, literary histories, and the reading habits of...

Unsettling Eurocentrism in the Westernized University

Unsettling Eurocentrism in the Westernized University

1st Edition

Julie Cupples, Ramón Grosfoguel
August 01, 2018

The westernized university is a site where the production of knowledge is embedded in Eurocentric epistemologies that are posited as objective, disembodied and universal and in which non-Eurocentric knowledges, such as black and indigenous ones, are largely marginalized or dismissed. Consequently,...

Coloniality, Ontology, and the Question of the Posthuman

Coloniality, Ontology, and the Question of the Posthuman

1st Edition

Mark Jackson
November 29, 2017

This book brings together emerging insights from across the humanities and social sciences to highlight how postcolonial studies are being transformed by increasingly influential and radical approaches to nature, matter, subjectivity, human agency, and politics. These include decolonial studies,...

Postcolonialism, Indigeneity and Struggles for Food Sovereignty: Alternative food networks in subaltern spaces

Postcolonialism, Indigeneity and Struggles for Food Sovereignty: Alternative food networks in subaltern spaces

1st Edition

Marisa Wilson
October 06, 2016

This book explores connections between activist debates about food sovereignty and academic debates about alternative food networks. The ethnographic case studies demonstrate how divergent histories and geographies of people-in-place open up or close off possibilities for alternative/sovereign food...

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