Retrospective autoethnographies: a call for decolonial imaginings for the new university

Bell, D. ORCID: 0000-0001-9133-4927, Canham, H., Dutta, U. ORCID: 0000-0003-2529-0916 and Fernández, J., 2020. Retrospective autoethnographies: a call for decolonial imaginings for the new university. Qualitative Inquiry, 26 (7), pp. 849-859. ISSN 1077-8004

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We present "retrospective autoethnographies" as a methodology for decolonial inquiry/intervention in neoliberal institutions of higher education. Instead of inserting the autobiographical past into the present, we write of our present and our desire for a utopian future in order to begin to create an image of the New University. Together, as people raised in the post-colony and within coloniality, we begin at the negative affect as neoliberal universities surveil, audit, and discipline, but strive to imagine a New University characterized by radical hope. This article is an invitation for a decolonial intervention of radically dreaming the New University into place.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Qualitative Inquiry
Creators: Bell, D., Canham, H., Dutta, U. and Fernández, J.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 1 September 2020
Volume: 26
Number: 7
ISSN: 1077-8004
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 21 May 2019 08:57
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2022 13:09

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