Postcolonial Challenges in Education traces the palimpsest histories of imperialism and colonialism, and puts to work the catachrestic interventions of anti-imperialist and decolonizing projects. This book functions as a set of theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical challenges to two fields of scholarship. It points out the inadequate attention to issues of education in studies of imperialism and colonialism as well as the relative absence of empire as a relevant category of analysis in studies of education. It brings together many of the world’s leading and emerging scholars who engage with the key debates and dilemmas in postcolonial and educational studies, and ushers in a collective of dissident voices that unabashedly aim to contest and reconfigure the current local-global order.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2009. X, 382 pp.
Contents: Roland Sintos Coloma/Alexander Means/Anna Kim: Palimpsest Histories and Catachrestic Interventions – Leon Tikly:
Education and the New Imperialism – Fazal Rizvi: Postcolonialism and Globalization in Education – Sofia A. Villenas: Diaspora
and the Anthropology of Latino Education: Challenges, Affinities, and Intersections – Nina Asher: Decolonization and Education:
Locating Pedagogy and Self at the Interstices in Global Times – Julie Kaomea: Nā Wāhine Mana: A Postcolonial Reading
of Classroom Discourse on the Imperial Rescue of Oppressed Hawaiian Women – Radhika Viruru: Postcolonial Technologies of Power:
Standardized Testing and Representing Diverse Young Children – Sharon Subreenduth: Post-apartheid Dilemmas: Black Teachers
Theorizing Social Justice – Cameron McCarthy: The Future in the Present: The Status of Sport and Intellectual Labor in C.L.R.
James’ Beyond a Boundary and His Other Works – Rinaldo Walcott: Multicultural and Creole Contemporaries: Postcolonial
Artists and Postcolonial Cities – Lisa Weems: Border Crossing with M.I.A. and Transnational Girlhood Studies – Aparna Mishra
Tarc: Postcolonial Studies as Re-education: Learning from J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace – Antonia Darder: Decolonizing the
Flesh: The Body, Pedagogy, and Inequality – Heidi Safia Mirza: Postcolonial Subjects, Black Feminism, and the Intersectionality
of Race and Gender in Higher Education – Jeong-eun Rhee: Dis/locating Oriental Citizen-Subject Makings: A Postcolonial Reading
of Korean/Asian American Women’s Narratives – Roland Sintos Coloma: Putting Queer to Work: Examining Empire and Education
– Bernadette Baker: Postcolonial Technoscience, Toleration and Anti-imperialism, and Education and Psychology – Binaya Subedi:
The Contradictions of Negotiating Legitimacy at Home/Field – Stephanie Lynn Daza: The Noninnocence of Recognition: Subjects
and Agency in Education – Aliya Rahman: Mediating Globalization: The Nonresident Indian Student in an Era of «India Poised»
– Anne Hickling-Hudson: Southern Theory and Its Dynamics for Postcolonial Education.