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Hall, Richard, Ansley, Lucy, Connolly, Paris, Loonat, Sumeya, Patel, Kaushika and Whitham, Ben (2021) 'Struggling for the anti-racist university: learning from an institution-wide response to curriculum decolonisation.' Teaching in Higher Education. pp. 1-18. (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Increasingly, institutions are amplifying work on race equality, in order to engage with movements for Black lives and decolonising. This brings universities into relations with individual and communal issues of whiteness, white fragility and privilege, double and false consciousness, and behavioural code switching. Inside formal structures, built upon cultures and practices that have historical and material legitimacy, engaging with such issues is challenging. The tendency is to engage in formal accreditation, managed through engagement with established methodologies, risk management practices and data reporting. However, this article argues that the dominant articulation of the institution, which has its own inertia, which reinforces whiteness and dissipates radical energy, needs to be re-addressed in projects of decolonising. This situates the communal work of the institution against the development of authentic relationships as a movement of dignity.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISSN: 14701294
Copyright Statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Teaching in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2021.1911987. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2021.1911987
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2021 18:57
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/35558

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