Decolonizing the Classics

Series Editor:


Jimi O. Adesina, University of South Africa, South Africa

Zaid Ahmad, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Manuela Boatcă, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany

Aram Ziai, University of Kassel, Germany

Gustavo Esteva, Universidad de la Tierra, Mexico

The critique of colonialism and post-colonialism has by now been broadly disseminated and understood. The logical next step in moving beyond colonialism in thought, research, and academic practice is to engage in decolonization efforts. This is currently occurring. However, most of these efforts are still based on the critique of Western centrism and its universalist claims.

Instead of adding another layer of critique to Western and northern intellectual domination and epistemological hegemony, Decolonizing the Classics actively inserts non-Western voices from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific into the canon of classic and seminal works currently taught around the globe.