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ERIC Number: EJ1212943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Occupying Self and Other: The Politics of Teaching "Heart of Darkness" as a Teacher of Colour
Hippisley, Sulaxana
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v26 n2 p105-116 2019
This article explores the ways in which the teaching of canonical texts such as Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" intersects with discourses of race and identity in multicultural classrooms. Informed by Chinua Achebe's post-colonial reading of Conrad and the concept of 'double consciousness' adopted by W. E. B. Du Bois, I examine my own encounters with the text within the wider context of educational establishments. By positioning myself explicitly as a female teacher of colour, I suggest that classroom explorations of such texts can be shaped and guided by an educator's own sense of agency in relation to issues of race and power.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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