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Engaging Currere Toward Decolonization
Negotiating Black Womanhood through Autobiographical Analysis

ISBN 9781032066424
Published November 19, 2021 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

This timely volume uniquely illustrates how currere can be applied to the process of decolonizing subjectivity. Centered around the experiences of one black woman from the third world, the text details the theoretical underpinnings of Currere towards Decolonizing (CTD), and walks the reader through the autobiographical analysis involved in dismantling cognitive colonization.

Conceived as a four-part autobiographical process of remembering, identifying, imagining, and decolonizing, the method of CTD is demonstrated as a means of recognizing and reflecting on how the colonial project has been internalized, and of gradually dismantling the psychological, affective, and material impact of colonization. Using both theoretical and experiential standpoints, and intersecting with notions of anti-blackness, linguicide, and Africana womanhood, the volume moves curriculum theory urgently towards anti-colonial mechanisms that disrupt the colonizing process.

This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators in higher education with an interest in curriculum studies, post-colonialism, and Black studies more broadly. Those specifically interested in interpersonal psychoanalysis, as well as gender and third world studies, will also benefit from this book.

Table of Contents

1: The Essential Elements of my Decolonization

2: A Brief History of the Colonization of Subjectivity

3: Decolonizing: The Currere towards Decolonizing Method

4: Currere Toward Decolonizing: Autobiographical Studies

5: Decolonization Discoveries

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Shauna Knox completed her EdD at The George Washington University, US. She is currently Chief of Racial Equity Strategy for the public foundation Associated Black Charities (ABC), USA.