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Introduction: Decolonial Processes in Swiss Academia and Cultural Institutions

Siegenthaler, Fiona and Allain Bonilla, Marie-laure. (2019) Introduction: Decolonial Processes in Swiss Academia and Cultural Institutions. Tsantsa, 24. pp. 4-13.

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Abstract

This introduction discusses aspects of decolonial processes and their relevance with regard to Swiss cultural institutions and higher education by presenting key concepts of decolonial thinking such as coloniality, modernity and de-linking. Boaventura de Sousa Santos' suggestions for decolonizing western universities are juxtaposed with actual decolonial processes taking place in different academic, (art) education and museum settings in Switzerland and abroad, and their political dimensions are scrutinized. The introduction concludes by presenting current debates, research projects and suggestions for practical implementation, as reflected in the contributions to the Dossier.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ethnologie > Visuelle und politische Ethnologie (Förster)
UniBasel Contributors:Siegenthaler, Fiona and Allain Bonilla, Marie-Laure
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Schweizerische Ethnologische Gesellschaft
ISSN:1420-7834
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:17 Feb 2020 09:31
Deposited On:17 Feb 2020 09:31

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