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ERIC Number: EJ891603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Decolonial Pedagogy and the Ethics of the Global
De Lissovoy, Noah
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v31 n3 p279-293 Jul 2010
An ethical and democratic globality, and the kind of education that would contribute to it, are only possible in the context of a recognition of the relations of power that have shaped history, and in particular the political, cultural, economic, and epistemological processes of domination that have characterized colonialism and Eurocentrism. Imagining an ethics of the global in this context means articulating a "decolonial" perspective. Starting from recent work in philosophy and cultural studies, this paper describes key principles of such an orientation to globality, and develops a reconceptualization of education in the context of this framework. The article proposes in particular a "curriculum against domination," oriented against the epistemic and cultural violence of Eurocentrism that underlies the politics of content and knowledge in education, and a "pedagogy of lovingness," committed to building global solidarity based on non-dominative principles of coexistence and kindredness. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Language: English
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