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Decolonizing Academia : Poverty, Oppression and Pain

Rodriguez, Clelia O
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing Co Ltd
Published: March 1, 2019
ISBN: 9781773630748
150 pages


Poetic, confrontational and radical, Decolonizing Academia speaks to those who have been taught to doubt themselves because of the politics of censorship, violence and silence that sustain the Ivory Tower. Clelia O. Rodr??guez illustrates how academia is a racialized structure that erases the voices of people of colour, particularly women.

She offers readers a gleam of hope through the voice of an inquisitorial thinker and methods of decolonial expression, including poetry, art and reflections that encompass much more than theory. In Decolonizing Academia, Rodr??guez passes the torch to her Latinx offspring to use as a tool to not only survive academic spaces but also dismantle systems of oppression. Through personal anecdotes, creative non-fiction and unflinching bravery, Rodr??guez reveals how people of colour are ignored, erased and consumed in the name of research and tenured academic positions.

Her work is a survival guide for people of colour entering academia.

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