This book presents a novel perspective on neocolonialism, education and other related issues. It unveils the effects of neocolonialism on the learning and well-being of students and workers, including marginalized groups such as Native Americans, Latino/as, and African Americans. It is a collection of in-depth interviews with and heartfelt essays by committed social justice educators and scholars genuinely concerned with educational issues situated in the context of western neocolonialism and neoliberalism.This dialogical way of discussing important issues and co-constructing knowledge can be traced back to ancient philosophers, who used dialogue as a form of inquiry to explore and analyze educational, socio-economic and political issues facing the world. It will cover many interwoven and pressing issues echoed through authentic voices of progressive educators and scholars.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1. Unmasking the Wretchedness of Neo-liberalism and Neo-colonialism 1. Colonialism in the 21ist Century: A Critical Analysis Pierre W. Orelus 2. Violence and the Interstices of Difference: Working With[in] and Around Fanon George J. Sefa Dei and Loren Ola Delaney 3. Colonialism and Neoliberalism: Twins of Inequities A Conversation with Vijay Prashad 4. Countering the Colonizing Allure of (Pseudo) Scientific Discourse in Education Myriam Torres 5. Courageous Voices against Neocolonial Schooling and White Supremacy A Conversation with Sandy Grande 6. Surviving Language as a Refugee Marisol Ruiz 7. Unfair Comparisons: Monolingual Norms and Language Discrimination against Non-native English Speaking Students at US Colleges and Universities John Katunich 8. An Arab-Muslim Feminist Negotiating Gender/Nation/Sexuality/Colonial Discourses A Conversation with Manal Hamzeh 9. Fighting Microaggression on University and College Campuses Marivel Oropeza Part 2. Unmasking the Wretchedness of Neo-liberalism and Neo-colonialism Introduction 10. Marxist Scholarship in Neoliberal Times: Social Imagination or Social Revolution? Antonia Darder 11. A Critical Pedagogy of Revolutionary Solidarity Against Neoliberal, White-Supremacist, Petro-Chemical Plunder A Conversation with Curry Stephenson Malott 12. Understanding History from the Standpoint of the Oppressed Pierre W. Orelus 13. Uncovering the Neoliberal and Neocolonial Western Agenda A Conversation with Sangeeta Kama 14. Education, Neoliberalism, Neoconservatism and Class Struggle in Britain and Europe David Hill Conclusion
Pierre W. Orelus is assistant professor at New Mexico State University. His recent books include: Whitecentricism and Linguoracism Exposed (2013); The Race Talk (2012); and Radical Voices for Democratic Schooling (with Curry Malott, 2012).
Curry S. Malott is assistant professor in the Department of Professional and Secondary Education, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, US. Some of Dr. Malott's most recent books include Critical Pedagogy and Cognition: An Introduction to a Post-Formal Educational Psychology (2011); Teaching Joe L. Kincheloe (2011) co-edited with Rochelle Brock and Leila Villaverde; and Radical Voices for Democratic Schooling (2012), co-edited with Pierre W. Orelus.
Romina A. Pacheco is doctoral candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at New Mexico State University. Her research interests include critical pedagogy, Black and Latina/Chicana Feminist Thought, critical multicultural education, and radical participatory democracy in the classroom.