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Palimpsest, Contrapuntal and the Medicine Wheel

An Exploration of Decolonizing Thinking


Umar Umangay

question through autoethnographic 1 methodology. It uses the postcolonial framework of the palimpsest (multi-layered documentation) – that is, these unseen images becoming uncovered with triangulations of scholarship, Indigenous world view, and memory. There is also a contrapuntal relationship to my


Edited by Anila Zainub

Decolonization and Anti-colonial Praxis presents research on contemporary forms of decolonization and anti-colonialism in practice. It pertains to the ways in which individuals, groups, and communities engage with the logic of epistemic colonial power within areas of citizenship, migration, education, Indigeneity, language, land struggle, and social work. The contributions in this edited volume empirically document the conceptual and bodily engagement of racialized and violated individuals and communities as they use anti-colonial principles to disrupt criminalizing institutional discourses and policies within various global imperial contexts.

The terms ‘Decolonization’ and ‘Anti-colonialism’ are used in diverse and interdisciplinary academic perspectives. They are researched upon and elaborated in necessary ways in the theoretical literature, however, it is rare to see these principles employed in applied forms. Decolonization and Anti-colonial Praxis provides a much needed contemporary and representative reclamation of these concepts from the standpoint of racialized communities. It explores the frameworks and methods rooted in their indigeneity, cultural history and memories to imagine a new future. The research findings and methodological tools presented in this book will be of interdisciplinary interest to teachers, graduate students and researchers.

Contributors are: Harriet Akanmori, Ayah Al Oballi, Sevgi Arslan, Jacqueline Benn-John, Lucy El-Sherif, Danielle Freitas, Pablo Isla Monsalve, Dionisio Nyaga, Hoda Samater, Rose Ann Torres, Umar Umangay, and Anila Zainub. 

Pursuing Employability

A Journey More Than a Destination


Will Letts

, as possibilities, in the realm of perhaps and maybe. Using the idea of a palimpsest, 1 we over-write life maps as our working futures, and the education that is required to prepare us for that future becomes visible or evident. So is there such a notion as unruly employability? If employability is

Kate Greenway

.4 “Palimpsest,” fused glass, photo-transfer 2010 One of the key differences in family formation in adoption is that ties are enforced by paper, not blood, with the signing of, transmission of, or withholding of, legal documents. One signature cancels or confirms motherhood. One birth certificate is reinvented

When we look at each other

An Auto/Ethnography of Togetherness


Durell M. Callier and Hill Dominique C.

Black girls and Black girlhood. The final section ends with a poetic closing and reflection on the origins and fruits of our collective labor together as/in autoethnographers. Searching for Collectivity in Auto/ethnography As a palimpsest, the period of qualitative research we are currently writing

Answering the Call

Centering Spirit in Auto/Ethnography


Durell M. Callier and Hill Dominique C.

of a Black feminist genealogy of autoethnography, which fermented in our minds the possibilities of autoethnographic research, because manifesting the future is always about the palimpsest past/present/future possibilities existing simultaneously ( Alexander, 2005 ). Inscribed forever on our bodies


Robin Pascoe and Peter R. Wright

physical presence in a shared physical, psychological and emotional space, cannot be captured even with sophisticated forms of recording. The recording is not the same as the original experience. However, each experience of an arts event serves as a palimpsest on what is known already. The use of the

Jon Levin, Peter McLaren and Shindale Seale

McDonalds’ golden arches and for the most part as symbols of u.s. freedom and democracy. The symbols are best considered as palimpsests etched during times of social, cultural and economic conflict, and the stylus of preference wielded by history, at least since the days of feudalism, is one that has been


Steve Fifield and Will Letts

contradistinction to the visions of autobiography just advocated): “The challenge, then, is to map out the cartography of our lives that accounts for previous interpretations and creates the conditions for a reformulation of the academy” (p. 18). So our touchpoints are replete with modernist palimpsest while we


Pablo Isla Monsalve

different purposes and different functions. The Indian and the roto operate like a palimpsest carrying varied – even conflicting – contents provided from archetypes, prototypes and even phenotypes construction that may seem allegorically included as drastically excluded. The Developmental Time and the