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Decolonizing Cambridge University

A Participant Observer’s View

Keith Hart

century, with Black intellectuals like W. E. B. Du Bois, C. L. R. James and Frantz Fanon offering a vision of the world that negated racial empire. M. K. Gandhi developed the most original global vision for the anti-colonial movement. If we wish to rethink

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Releasing a Tradition

Diasporic Epistemology and the Decolonized Curriculum

Jovan Scott Lewis

confrontation of viewpoints. It is not a discourse on the universal, but the impassioned claim by the colonized that their world is fundamentally different. —Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth Following Frantz Fanon, decolonization is a programme of

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The Hut-Hospital as Project and as Practice

Mimeses, Alterities, and Colonial Hierarchies

Cristiana Bastos

the embodiment of colonial memories; from Frantz Fanon’s (1952) Black Skin, White Masks to Michael Taussig’s (1993) Mimesis and Alterity and the multiple works it inspired from different empirical and theoretical groundings (e.g., Anderson

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Shelling from the ivory tower

Project Camelot and the post–World War II operationalization of social science

Philip Y. Kao

2004 ), and development began to take shape as a “new world order,” promising to deliver modernization and progress to Frantz Fanon’s 1961 Wretched of the Earth . Traditions were at once being reinvented by nationalist elites and confronted by

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Adam Branch

be defined by the traditional Western arbiters of authoritative knowledge on Africa, with non-Western authors included who either speak to those debates or can be (mis)represented as doing so; Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth is one text often

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Decolonizing Anthropology

Reflections from Cambridge

Heidi Mogstad and Lee-Shan Tse

Introduction Reflecting on the (im)possibility of decolonization over half a century ago, Frantz Fanon ([1973 ] 1986: 7) wrote: ‘The explosion will not happen today. It is too soon… or too late’. While Fanon addresses his work primarily to

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The Colonial State and Carnival

The Complexity and Ambiguity of Carnival in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

Christoph Kohl

. 12 Portaria No. 1301 of 18 January 1961, in Boletim Oficial da Guiné Portuguesa, supplement (18 January 1961) to No. 2 (14 January 1961). 13 Ferguson and Bhabha challenge earlier theorists of imitation like the Martinique-born Frantz Fanon (1980: 136

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Mimetic Governmentality, Colonialism, and the State

Patrice Ladwig and Ricardo Roque

-colonial resistance. Frantz Fanon’s (1965) critique of the desire for the imitation of Europe in his concluding remarks of The Wretched of the Earth is an early instance of the centrality of the imitation trope in anti-colonial thought. Later, the concept of

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Decolonising Arts and Culture in Belgium

Some clues from the Black Out media

Axel Mudahemuka Gossiaux

, sexualities, and many spatialities that intersect’ (Vergès 2018: 124). Briefly said in the words of Frantz Fanon, ‘decolonization is a historical process’, it is thus a question of ‘distinguishing the historicizing movement which gives it form and content

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Stuck in the Colonial Past?

Perpetuating Racist, Environmental Myths of Kenya in a Swiss Zoo

Samantha S. Sithole, Marianna Fernandes, Olivier Hymas, Kavita Sharma, and Gretchen Walters

transforms knowledge and power hierarchies ( Langdon 2013 ). Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth ( 1963 ) speaks to the decolonisation of the mind of those in former colonies. In the work of Albert Memmi, decolonisation is argued to impact the