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Postcolonial Perspectives on Global Citizenship Education

1st Edition

Edited by Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Lynn Mario T. M. de Souza


260 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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This volume bridges the gap between contemporary theoretical debates and educational policies and practices. It applies postcolonial theory as a framework of analysis that attempts to engage with and go beyond essentialism, ethno- and euro-centrisms through a critical examination of contemporary case studies and conceptual issues. From a transdisciplinary and post-colonial perspective, this book offers critiques of notions of development, progress, humanism, culture, representation, identity, and education. It also examines the implications of these critiques in terms of pedagogical approaches, social relations and possible future interventions.

Table of Contents

Introduction: (Towards) Global Citizenship Education ‘Otherwise’ Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti and Lynn Mario T. M. de Souza Part 1: Conceptual Analyses: Global Citizenship Education and the Gifts and Limitations of Postcolonial Theory 1. Questions for Global Citizenship Education in the Context of the ‘New Imperialism’: For Whom, By Whom? Karen Pashby 2. Unsettling Cosmopolitanism: Global Citizenship and the Cultural Politics of Benevolence David Jefferess 3. Postcolonial Cosmopolitanisms: Towards a Global Citizenship Education Based on ‘Divisive Universalism’ Colin Wright 4. Engaging the Global by Re-situating the Local: (Dis)locating the Literate Global Subject and his View from Nowhere Lynn Mario T. M. de Souza Part 2: Critiques of GCE Initiatives: Policies, Campaigns, Study Abroad and Volunteering Schemes 5. Entitled to the World: The Rhetoric of U.S. Global Citizenship Education and Study Abroad Talya Zemach-Bersin 6. How Does ‘Global Citizenship Education’ Construct Its Present? The Crisis of International Education Paul Tarc 7. ‘I’m Here to Help’: Development Workers, the Politics of Benevolence and Critical Literacy Nancy Cook 8. Making Poverty History in the Society of the Spectacle: Civil Society and Educated Politics Nick Stevenson 9. Recolonized Citizenships, Rhetorical Postcolonialities: Sub-Saharan Africa and the Prospects for Decolonized Ontologies and Subjectivities Ali A. Abdi and Lynette Shultz Youth Study Tour to Africa (poem) Lynette Shultz Part 3: Creating Postcolonial Spaces: Global Citizenship Education ‘Otherwise’ 10. Beyond Paternalism: Global Education with Preservice Teachers as a Practice of Implication Lisa Taylor 11. Re-Routing the Postcolonial University: Educating for Citizenship in Managed Times Su-ming Khoo 12. Equivocal Knowing and Elusive Realities: Imagining Global Citizenship Otherwise Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Cash Ahenakew and Garrick Cooper

About the Editors

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti holds a professorial chair in global education at the University of Oulu, Finland and is also associated with the University of Canterbury, in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Lynn Mario T. M. de Souza is Professor of English at the Modern Languages Department of the University of São Paulo.

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Routledge Research in Education

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects