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Decolonizing the Syllabus Bibliography

Definition

Much of the work done by various universities and colleges on decolonizing the curriculum reference the Keele Manifesto (England) developed in 2018.  It offers a succinct definition:

Decolonization involves identifying colonial systems, structures and relationships, and working to challenge those systems. It is not “integration” or simply the token inclusion of the intellectual achievements of non-white cultures. Rather, it involves a paradigm shift from a culture of exclusion and denial to the making of space for other political philosophies and knowledge systems. It’s a culture shift to think more widely about why common knowledge is what it is, and in so doing adjusting cultural perceptions and power relations in real and significant ways.