The volume examines the discourse-based critique of coloniality. It brings together an extensive interdisciplinary dialogue that reveals what different research fields – such as sociology of language, social psychology, history and political science, among others – have to say about discourse criticism and de/coloniality. In doing so, it also invites a critique of critical thinking, acknowledging the relevance of dissonant voices that arise from this debate.
The essays in this volume discuss possibilities to decolonize discursive studies without losing sight of its contradictions. The book delves into how one can, as an intellectual who enjoys the privileges of coloniality in academic environments of the Global North, deal with the limitations and paradox of a radical critique through discourse. It discusses how ideas, entrenched in privilege, can be extracted, shared and applied while ensuring the radicality of their local contextualization. These ideas then must not only make sense within themselves but also resonate with other contexts, readings and peoples, in the South, without repeating the mistakes of hermetic scholarly lexicons.
A key reading on decoloniality, critical thinking, methodologies, ideas, ideologies, language and critical discourse analysis, this volume will be of immense interest to scholar and researchers of language and literature, political science, the social sciences and Global South Studies.
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1 Ethical critique in critical discourse analysis: coloniality of power-knowledge-being
SOLANGE M. DE BARROS
2 The paradoxical space: Global South academia between subordination and priviledge
3 Intermittence in educational research: the relative exhaustion of both colonial and decolonial grand narratives
MARIA MARTA YEDAIDE
4 Intersecting afroperspective thinking and critical discourse analysis: possibilities to decolonize discursive studies
LITIANE BARBOSA MACEDO
5 Can the coloniser(ed) speak? Some reflections on language and decoloniality
GLAUCO VAZ FEIJÓ AND JACQUELINE FIUZA DA SILVA REGIS
6 A cartography of the precarious academic condition: collectivizing limits, tensions, and possibilities of criticality
LUCIA DE LA PRESA, PALOMA ELVIRA RUIZ, AND LAURA MENNA
7 Discourse and colonial-modern gender systems: methodological-theoretical reflections
VIVIANE C. VIEIRA
8 Collaborative biographical methodologies in language ideologies critical studies
JOANA PLAZA PINTO, THAÍS ELIZABETH PEREIRA BATISTA, MURILO GOMES DOS SANTOS, AND LETÍCIA LEME DA CRUZ
9 Transcultural decoloniality, global hip hop and reflexive narrative analysis
JASPAL NAVEEL SINGH
Solange M. de Barros is Associate Professor at Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT).
Viviane Resende is Associate Professor at the University of Brasilia (UnB), where she also coordinates the Centre for Language and Society Studies and the Critical Discourse Studies Laboratory.