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Martin, Staci B.; Dandekar, Deepra (ED.)

Global South Scholars in the Western Academy

Harnessing Unique Experiences, Knowledges, and Positionality in the Third Space

Routledge, New York, 2022
Serie: Routledge Research in Decolonizing Education

234 p.

ISBN 9780367625825
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003109808
Abstract

By foregrounding the voices and experiences of scholars from the Global South who have migrated to institutions in the Global North, this volume theorizes the "third space" as a unique, rich, and generative position in the Western academy.

Global South Scholars in the Western Academy engages a range of critical methodologies to explore the challenges that Global South scholars have faced in establishing themselves in academic settings in the Global North. The text identifies the unique position that scholars have come to adopt "in-between" North and South and theorizes this positionality as a "third space", which is carved out by academics negotiating personal, professional, and cultural belonging. This liminal subject position, enriched by experiences of migration, racialization, poverty, and difference, is shown to drive knowledge-production and justice-orientated approaches in the academy. This book provides a new and overdue perspective on the experiences and contributions of Global South scholars in the academy. It will be of interest to academics, researchers, and scholars with an interest in critical theory, indigenous and multicultural education, the sociology of education, and higher education.

Contributions from ZMO
Dandekar, Deepra: The Role of Memory and Emotions in the Long Migration Journey to Germany