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ERIC Number: EJ847753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0160-5429
Australia and France on Fire: An Anti-Colonial Critique
Dei, George Sefa; Kempf, Arlo
International Education, v36 n1 p63-82 Fall 2006
Professor George Sefa Dei has written and taught extensively in the fields of anti-colonialism and anti-racism. His latest work on the subject is "Anti-Colonialism and Education: The Politics of Resistance," co-edited with Arlo Kempf for Sense Publishers (2006). Dei and Kempf are also co-authoring a forthcoming volume on anti-colonial theory. Arlo Kempf works in the areas of anti-colonial historiography and anti-racism in education. Their interest in anti-colonial politics influenced and shaped this intellectual project. The dialogue presented in this article was recorded in January of 2006 in Toronto, Canada. The motivation for the conversation arose out of a desire to develop and extend the anti-colonial discourse as articulated by various African and Latin American anti-colonial thinkers, to and for a contemporary context. Given the prominence of "post" discourses in the academy, a resuscitation of the anti-colonial discourse is necessary in order to provoke action-oriented, resistance-based responses to modem colonial practices. A contemporary articulation of the anti-colonial discourse allows for a nuanced rendition and reading of colonizing relations. The focus on agency and resistance, which together lay at the heart of anti-colonialism, is particularly relevant as people everywhere struggle with and through the internal and external processes of colonization. People are living in a time of empire. Nothing can be gained by remaining silent on this issue. For the most part, their conversation is presented verbatim.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; France