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Mainstreaming geography's decolonial imperative

Jazeel, T; (2017) Mainstreaming geography's decolonial imperative. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers , 42 (3) pp. 334-337. 10.1111/tran.12200. Green open access

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Abstract

This commentary makes three points in relation to the theme of ‘decolonising geographical knowledge’. First, it highlights the potential that the theme has in terms of widening the imperative to decolonise geographical knowledge; second, drawing on decolonial critiques of postcolonial theory, it stresses the structural difficulty of decolonisation efforts that are conceived within extant disciplinary infrastructures; and third, it argues that decolonising geographical knowledge should encourage geographers to, in fact, turn away from the discipline as we attempt to ‘speak to’ the places, peoples, and communities on and with which we work.

Type: Article
Title: Mainstreaming geography's decolonial imperative
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/tran.12200
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12200
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: decolonial theory; postcolonial geography; problem space; intervention
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1572577
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