An immanent critique of decolonization projects

Dhillon, S. (2021) An immanent critique of decolonization projects. Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 28 (3). pp. 251-258. ISSN 2369-8659

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This piece argues that contemporary neoliberal UK universities are necessarily unable to enact decolonization owing to a contradiction between their business needs and a genuine commitment to the decolonial, which involves the complete dismantling of existing colonial discourse. Using the process of immanent critique modelled by Adorno, it is argued that the neoliberal university presents inherent contradictions that demand measurable knowledge, preordained by existing colonial epistemological boundaries. A scholar engaged in immanent critique may facilitate the potential for decolonial practices within, and against, the university apparatus.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by The Canadian Philosophy of Education Society in 2021. This is the final published version of an article in open access journal Philosophical Inquiry in Education.
Keywords: Decolonization, Adorno, neoliberalism, higher education
Divisions: School of Social Science
Depositing User: Sunny Dhillon
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2023 09:02
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2023 09:02

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