ERIC Number: EJ982427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Disrupting the Coloniality of Being: Toward De-Colonial Ontologies in Philosophy of Education
Richardson, Troy A.
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v31 n6 p539-551 Nov 2012
This essay works to bridge conversations in philosophy of education with decolonial theory. The author considers Margonis' (1999, 2011a, b) use of Rousseau (1979) and Heidegger (1962) in developing an ontological attitude that counters social hierarchies and promotes anti-colonial relations. While affirming this effort, the essay outlines a coloniality of being at work in Rousseau and Heidegger through their reliance on the colonial conceptualization of African Americans and Native Americans as savage and primitive. The essay turns to decolonial theory and the work of Maldenado-Torres ("Cult Stud" 21(2-3):240-270, 2007, 2009) to highlight how a decolonial attitude complicates, yet enriches Margonis' philosophical framework.
Descriptors: American Indians, Foreign Policy, Social Stratification, African Americans, Social Bias, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Social Theories, Politics of Education
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