Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745338200 Published August 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745338217 Will Publish August 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Decolonizing the University

Edited by Gurminder K. Bhambra, Kerem Nisancioglu and Dalia Gebrial

Decolonizing the University

Edited by Gurminder K. Bhambra, Kerem Nisancioglu and Dalia Gebrial

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745338200 Published August 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745338217 Will Publish August 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. Their battle cry, #RhodesMustFall, sparked an international movement calling for the decolonization of universities all over the world.
            Today, as the movement develops beyond the picket line, how might it go on to radically transform the terms upon which universities exist? In this book, students, activists, and scholars discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls of doing decolonial work in the heart of the establishment. Subverting curricula, demanding diversity, and destroying old boundaries, this is a radical call for a new era of education.
            Offering resources for students and academics to challenge and resist colonialism inside and outside the classroom, Decolonizing the University provides the tools for radical change in our disciplines, our pedagogies, and our institutions.
 
Review Quotes
Alana Lentin, Western Sydney University
“Timely . . . . These collected reflections provide a much-needed analysis of the global movement to unsettle the Eurocentric white academy.” 
Priyamvada Gopal, University of Cambridge
“This is a fine collection of knowledgeable yet readable essays that comprehensively addresses a host of vital issues for our times: Eurocentrism, whiteness, power, free speech, inclusion and exclusion, and public higher education. It tells us why history matters and why education matters both within and beyond universities. A must-read for anyone interested in enhancing a historical understanding of our present through a consideration of what it means to decolonize.”
 
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