Questions related to Postcolonial Theory
Dear Global Research Community,
Have you ever worked with the concept of Decolonial Intersectionality (Salem, 2014; Kurtiş & Adams, 2016; Mollett, 2017)? Do you happen to know other scholars who sought to explore the relationship between black feminist approaches like Intersectionality and decolonize and postcolonial perspectives? I do indeed believe that Decolonial Intersectionality could be developed into a fruitful concept that analyzes the interlocking forms of oppression as well as structural discrimination and intersectional disparities in the postcolonial era that are embedded in epistemic violence and heteronormative structures (for e.g. racialized, ableist, cis-normative and colonial assumptions) leading to various forms of social injustice and social exclusion of many marginalized groups.
I would be glad to hear your critical thoughts and to get some literature suggestions as I am currently working on this complex topic for my PhD research project.
Thank you so much in advance for your critical thoughts!
For the past 20 years I have worked in Aruba, a country where the official language of instruction in primary and secondary education, Dutch, is a foreign language to 94% of the population. (Daily practice in classrooms is bilingual - sometimes quadrilingual - but final exams and tests are in Dutch.) The majority of the population speaks Papiamento, followed by Spanish (14%) and English (8%). The vast majority of the population speaks all four languages to a certain extent. Many scholars, together with me, argue that maintenance of Dutch as the language of instruction is detrimental for the success of the students and of the educational system. However, many, continue to support the use of Dutch in primary education on the basis of the presumed inadequateness of Papiamento as a language for learning (a perspective that I disagree with) and the assumption that Dutch would open a world for the students that would not be accessible to them if Papiamento were the language of instruction.
The following two questions are meant to open a discussion:
Repeating the question: Is there academic support for the use of foreign languages over home languages as language of instruction in primary and secondary education?
And I would like a secondary question:
Is there any published academic insight into the '(in)adequateness of languages for learning'?
I am convinced that Participatory action Research is best to follow if one works in postcolonial theories
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Does anyone know of some key studies that have applied postcolonial media theory in studying how former colonial powers’ media frame news events in their former colonies? I’m working a project that looks at how French and British media frame socio-political tensions in their former colonies. I just need pointers. Thanks for your help.
I have been asked this question several times. My answer was (more or less) that there is no real difference concerning the theoretical background - it is more about the geographical place, where the different ways of thinking were developed. The decolonial branch is Latin-american, closely tied to the "Grupo Modernidad/Decolonialidad" (even if it does not exist, as its members claim) around people such as Mignolo or Quijano. The postcolonial branch is older and has been developed in India and/or by Indians, tied to groups such as the "Subaltern Studies Group". What do you say? Is post-colonial and decolonial thinking basically the same? Is the decolonial branch a copy, an adaptation of the Indian theories?
Which postcolonial theory would be the most suitable to apply to Chinese minority in Vietnam after 1975?
Can anyone give me some good (preferably must-reads in Political Science) works of democratization theory in postcolonial settings? Much of the major democratization theories are extracted from the Western experiences; I am looking for work that explains democratization elsewhere.
I haven't used postcolonial theory before and all recommendations, suggestions and advice is very welcomed.
I'm writing a paper on racial identity construction in the Mexican Inquisition using Bhabha as my theoretical framework. I just need a little clarification on these concepts.
I've already considered Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, but I may need some more material. Perhaps some Travel Literature?
Preferably involving Poland (in English or Polish) but literature on other countries in the region (in English) would be welcome.