Writing Decoloniality, with Cixous and Woolf

  • Elizabeth Mackinlay


In Chap.  8 I take a more theoretical turn to share my thinking-as-writing-as-thinking about the concept of decoloniality and the ways in which writing with, for, to and through the works of Cixous and Woolf might bring us closer to an autoethnographic practice beyond colonialism. Both Woolf and Cixous variously wrote about a shifting and complicated relationship with coloniality as white-settler-colonial women and in this chapter I step back to further close in on my own positioning as a white-settler-colonial woman and the ways that critical autoethnography might become a way to resist, deconstruct and shatter the colonial past and present of the words that come to represent the world of our discipline.


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  • Elizabeth Mackinlay
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  1. 1.School of EducationThe University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia

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