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ERIC Number: EJ896883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0160-5429
Transnational Activist Coalition Politics and the De/Colonization of Pedagogies of Mobilization: Learning from Anti-Neoliberal Indigenous Movement Articulations
Choudry, Aziz
International Education, v37 n1 p97-112 Fall 2007
This article will demonstrate that (a) neoliberal globalization is a process of re/colonization; (b) the prospects for decolonization face considerable challenges from national and global political and economic power elites, and also from within networks of non-government organizations (NGOs) and transnational movements/coalitions ostensibly committed to transformative social change who are engaged in pedagogies of demobilization/re-colonization in so far as they do not consider the "coloniality of power"; and (c) that the latter can be addressed by learning from pedagogies of mobilization (as decolonization) employed by Indigenous Peoples' movements confronting neoliberalism and their allies (usually smaller NGOs or activist organizations), explicitly committed to an anti-colonial analysis and politics of mobilization. There are many internal debates and conflicts among Indigenous Peoples regarding values and models of "development." Some, particularly those engaged in business enterprises, embrace free market/free trade policies as opportunities to create business and economic relationships locally and internationally, somewhat independently of the interference of the colonial nation-state. Indeed some equate this entrepreneurial approach with self-determination. However, this paper focuses on those movements, mobilizations, and networks that critique and oppose neoliberalism and frame this in the context of anti-colonial struggles for self-determination.
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Language: English
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