Indigenous Philosophies and Critical Education: A Reader

Indigenous Philosophies and Critical Education: A Reader

by George J. Sefa Dei
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433108143

ISBN-13: 9781433108143

Pub. Date: 01/31/2011

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

An important academic goal is to understand ongoing contestations in knowledge in the search to engage everyday social practice and experiences, as well as the social barriers and approaches to peaceful human coexistence. This reader pulls together ideas concerning Indigenous epistemologies (e.g., worldviews, paradigms, standpoints, and philosophies) as they

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An important academic goal is to understand ongoing contestations in knowledge in the search to engage everyday social practice and experiences, as well as the social barriers and approaches to peaceful human coexistence. This reader pulls together ideas concerning Indigenous epistemologies (e.g., worldviews, paradigms, standpoints, and philosophies) as they manifest themselves in the mental lives of persons both from and outside the orbit of the usual Euro-American culture. The book engages Indigenous knowledges as far more than a «contest of the marginals», thereby challenging the way oppositional knowledges are positioned, particularly in the Western academy. Subsequently, this book is a call to recognize and acknowledge Indigenous knowledges as legitimate knowings in their own right, and not necessarily in competition with other sources or forms of knowledge. The project offers an opportunity for the critical thinker to continue on a de-colonial/anti-colonial intellectual journey in ways informed by Indigenous theorizing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433108143
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/31/2011
Series:
Counterpoints Series: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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