ERIC Number: EJ1026063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
From "No" to "Yes": Postcolonial Perspectives on Resistance to Neoliberal Higher Education
Shahjahan, Riyad A.
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v35 n2 p219-232 2014
Various scholars have suggested ways to resist neoliberal conditions in higher education (HE). In analysing current neoliberal policies and practices in HE, I suggest that postcolonial theories of resistance can enhance our ability as faculty and administrators to understand and "resist" these policies and practices. In this article, I review four modes of postcolonial resistance as described by David Jeffress (2008), mobilizing a critique of resistance as writing and cultural practice and challenging the reactionary nature of subversion and opposition. I argue that we need to place emphasis on transformational resistance, or the creation of new ways of being, knowing and doing in HE in order to transform the academy.
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Theories, Foreign Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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