Decolonization in Practice
Reflective Learning from Cross-Cultural Perspectives
By Ranjan Datta
Decolonization in Practice speaks to the practical work of dismantling colonial ideologies and features contributions from Indigenous, Black, racialized immigrant, refugee, and ally scholars, researchers, and practitioners who share their experiences enacting decolonizing work in their communities. Each chapter presents stories of inspiration, resistance, unlearning, relearning, and transformation on the journey towards reconciliation.
This edited collection asks, “How do we understand anti-racist practice as a framework for reconciliation?” “How can we identify areas of obstacle and opportunity?” and “How can we take responsibility for decolonizing our ways of knowing and acting?” These questions are asked in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s assertion that meaningful engagement among Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous people will be key in advancing reconciliation through anti-racist solidarity. Contributors share personal decolonial stories and explore taking responsibility for building a decolonial community from and within everyday practice for transforming our learning into action to achieve social and environmental justice goals.
This unique collection serves a variety of courses, including as a primary text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Canada focused on decolonization, as a supplementary text for introductory-level courses in Canada that are incorporating discussions of decolonization, and as a primary or supplementary text for international courses.
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“Written in solidarity by Indigenous scholars, activists, settlers, and cross-cultural allies, Decolonization in Practice: Reflective Learning from Cross-Cultural Perspectives is a must-read collection that advances decolonizing strategies to resist the harrowing legacies of settler-state violence.”
—Jason Michelakos, Faculty of Education, York University
“Decolonization in Practice: Reflective Learning from Cross-Cultural Perspectives brings an important lens to diverse discussions about decolonizing practices. Using a unique framework that incorporates perspectives from Indigenous, refugee, racialized, and settler communities, this book is an accessible guide to the complex issues surrounding decolonization in education, community building, and making sense of lived experiences.”