Pedagogy of the Other

Edward Said, Postcolonial Theory, and Strategies for Critique

by Shehla Burney (Author)
©2012 Textbook XI, 230 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 417


Edward Said has been acknowledged as one of the greatest critics and cultural theorists of our time. His groundbreaking work Orientalism initiated the development of postcolonial theory, causing a paradigm shift by re-conceptualizing, deconstructing, and re-presenting the ‘Orient’ as the ultimate ‘Other’ of the ‘Occident.’ Despite its influence on other disciplines, the impact of Said’s work in the field of education has not yet been fully explored. This book translates Said’s complex theory into praxis for readers and educators by gleaning key concepts and methodologies, critical and conceptual frameworks, and uses and ramifications for academic critique. Pedagogy of the Other (appropriately named after Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed) suggests ways and means to create an innovative postcolonial teaching practice that does not marginalize, oppress, or negate the Other, but rather, creates a counter-discourse of representation and empowerment.


XI, 230
ISBN (Softcover)
Orientalism postcolonialism education empowerment Edward Said representation
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XII, 230 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Shehla Burney (Author)

Shehla Burney teaches in the area of Cultural Studies at Queenʼs University, Faculty of Education. Her research interests lie in the applications of postcolonial and poststructuralist theory to cultural critique and teaching praxis. She has published widely, both in academic and popular journals, on media and representation, semiotics of theatre reception, drama and performance, ethnocultural (hi)stories, identity politics, and interculturalism.


Title: Pedagogy of the Other