A Cartography of Higher Education: Attempts at Inclusion and Insights from Pasifika Scholarship in Aotearoa New Zealand

Part of the Education Dialogues with/in the Global South book series (EDGS)


Higher education institutions have used the banner of "diversity" for a wide range of initiatives that aim to support the presence of "different" bodies and perspectives within academic spaces. However, these initiatives tend to reproduce rather than transform dominant ways of knowing and being. Drawing on the work of Sara Ahmed, Pasifika scholarship, and using the methodology of social cartography of Rolland Paulston, this chapter explores what practices of diversity and inclusion could look like if epistemological dominance was recognized as problematic. Focusing on Pasifika in Aotearoa New Zealand, the authors explore how higher education institutions practice diversity and how Pasifika peoples in higher education have attempted to bring their own epistemological understandings into the Eurocentric space.


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  1. 1.Educational StudiesUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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