The Politics of Cultural Knowledge

  • Njoki Wane
  • Arlo Kempf
  • Marlon Simmons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Njoki Wane, Marlon Simmons
    Pages 1-6
  3. Njoki Wane
    Pages 7-21
  4. John Catungal
    Pages 23-36
  5. Marlon Simmons
    Pages 37-50
  6. Yumiko Kawano
    Pages 83-92
  7. Imara Ajani Rolston
    Pages 121-136
  8. Njoki Wane
    Pages 137-153
  9. Arlo Kempf
    Pages 155-160
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


The advent and implementation of European colonialism have disrupted innumerable epistemological geographies around the globe. Countless cultural ways of knowing and local educational practices have in some way been displaced and dislocated within the universalizing project of the Euro-Colonial Empire. This book revisits the colonial relations of culture and education, questions various embedded imperial procedures and extricates the strategic offerings of local ways of knowing which resisted colonial imposition. The contributors of this collection are concerned with the ways in which colonial education forms the governing edict for local peoples. In The Politics of Cultural Knowledge, the authors offer an alternative reading of conventional discussions of culture and what counts as knowledge concerning race, class, gender, sexuality, identity, and difference in the context of the Diaspora.

Editors and affiliations

  • Njoki Wane
    • 1
  • Arlo Kempf
    • 2
  • Marlon Simmons
    • 3
  1. 1.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoCanada
  2. 2.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoCanada
  3. 3.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoCanada

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