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Call for Submissions: Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society


Via Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society:

Decolonization: Exploring a term, concept, and vision for the future

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society is calling for submissions that inspire, provoke, and contest definitions of “decolonization”, with consideration of how decolonization intersects with Indigeneity and education in our world today. The purpose of this conceptual issue is to push the boundaries of decolonization theory and practice, while lending specificity to a term, concept, and vision that is too often taken-for-granted. What does “decolonization” mean to you? What does it mean to the various Indigenous communities, who span equally varied social, political and geographic contexts, and are fighting to realize a decolonized future? If we take seriously the notion that “decolonization has no synonym” (Tuck & Wang, Sept 2012 issue), then this issue hopes to attract scholarship that takes the risk of trying to identify the features of this unique term, concept, and vision for the future. Possible topics might address:

-       What are some of the practical and theoretical considerations when conceptualizing decolonization theory and practice?

-       What are the features of “decolonization education”? Is it, in fact, possible to “decolonize the academy”?

-       How do definitions of decolonization change over time and space?

-       How do different bodies and histories become differently situated in the decolonizing process? Who is able to decolonize?

-       How is decolonization conceptualized and practically practiced across borders? How does this reconfigure or reinforce these borders?

-       What are the implications and outcomes of a decolonized future for Indigenous peoples, land, spirit etc.?

Articles are to be submitted at no later than November 23rd, 2012. Articles submitted after this date will not be considered. Selected articles will be published in our March 2013 issue.

Articles should follow our journal style guidelines, which can be found here. Scholarly articles are subject to a double-blind peer review and details can be found here. We also encourage other submissions, such as poetry, video, and visual art that touch on these subjects.

Decolonization is also, at this time, putting out a call and accepting general submissions beyond this specific CFP. If you have a submission that fits our general goals and guidelines, please feel free to submit it for review and publication.

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