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ERIC Number: EJ830443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Writing Home/Decolonizing Text(s)
Asher, Nina
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v30 n1 p1-13 Mar 2009
The article draws on postcolonial and feminist theories, combined with critical reflection and autobiography, and argues for generating decolonizing texts as one way to write and reclaim home in a postcolonial world. Colonizers leave home to seek power and control elsewhere, and the colonized suffer loss of home as they know it. This dislocation from home is analyzed in terms of the material (outer), educational, and psychic (inner) reaches of colonization. Furthermore, under colonization, the self is split, alienated from itself, "home" becomes rife with contradictions, and text(s) and education are shaped by Eurocentrism and "us-them" binaries. Finally, implications for decolonization--including engaging and generating decolonizing text(s)--are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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