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ERIC Number: EJ1169735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1947-5578
The Postcolonial Ghetto: Seeing Her Shape and His Hand
Paperson, La
Berkeley Review of Education, v1 n1 p5-34 Feb 2010
This article maps the ghostly outlines of urban postcolonial subjectivities by hinging together several moving parts/frontiers: connotations of postcolonial; applications and implications of ghettoed places and lives; a telling of the closure of a vibrant, innovative urban community high school; and literary depictions of the subtleties and macro-aggressions of historical and ahistorical domination. Theoretical contributions include the construct of post+colonial; elaborations on the space and place of the ghetto; a mapping of colonial-metropole-nation relations and provisions for a cartographic discourse of urban postcolonial subjectivites; and a discussion of the colonizer's constructions of the postcolonial subject as dispossessed, murderable, and still haunting. [La Paperson is also K. Wayne Yang, a professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Urban Studies & Planning Program at UC San Diego.]
Berkeley Graduate School of Education, University of California, 5648 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94702. Tel: 510-328-3701; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Oakland)
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