Language and decoloniality in higher education : reclaiming voices from the South / edited by Zannie Bock and Christopher Stroud.

  • London, UK ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.
  • ©2021
xxiii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


  • Multilingualisms and diversities in education series [More in this series]
  • Multilingualisms and diversities in education
Summary note
"Language and Decoloniality in Higher Education brings together a collection of diverse papers that address, from various angles, the issue of decoloniality, language and transformation in higher education. It reflects the authors' cumulative years of experience as educators in higher education in different southern contexts. Distilled as case studies, the authors use a range of decolonial lenses to reflect on questions of knowledge, language and learning, and to build a reflexive praxis of decoloniality through multilingualism. Besides a number of decolonial persepectives which readers will be familiar with, this volume also explores a conceptual framework, Linguistic Citizenship, developed over the past two decades by scholars in southern Africa. In this collection, Linguistic Citizenship is used as a lens to 'think beyond' the inherited colonial matrices of language which have shaped this region (and many other southern contexts) for centuries, and to 're-imagine' multilingualism - and semiotics, more broadly - as a transformative resource in the broader project of social justice. Although each chapter has firm roots in the South African context, these studies have much to offer others in their 'quest for better worlds'. Of particular interest to global scholars are the authors' recounts of how they have grappled with leveraging the country's multilingual resources in the project of promoting academic access and success in the face of historical hierarchies of language and social power"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Foreword : a decolonial project / Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza
  • Loving and languaging in higher education : a decolonial horizon / Christopher Stroud and Zannie Bock
  • Decolonizing higher education : multilingualism, linguistic citizenship and epistemic justice / Christopher Stroud and Caroline Kerfoot
  • Indigenous texts, rich points and pluriversal sources of knowledge : siswana-sibomvana / Antjie Krog
  • Affect, performance and language : implications for an embodied and interventionist pedagogy / Miki Flockemann
  • Linguistic citizenship as decoloniality : teaching hip hop culture at a historically Black university / Quentin Williams
  • Teaching modern South African history in the aftermath of the Marikana massacre : a multimodal pedagogy for critical citizenship / Marijke du Toit
  • Delinking from colonial language ideologies : creating third spaces in teacher education / Soraya Abdulatief, Xolisa Guzula and Carolyn McKinney
  • When linguists become artists : an exercise in boundaries, borders and vulnerabilities / Marcelyn Oostendorp, Lulu Duke, Simangele Mashazi and Charné Pretorius
  • Decolonising linguistics : a Southern African textbook project / Zannie Bock
  • Afterthoughts : multilingual citizenship, humans, environments and histories / Duncan Brown.
  • 9781350049086 (hardcover)
  • 1350049085 (hardcover)
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