This volume bridges the gap between contemporary theoretical debates and educational policies and practices. It applies postcolonial theory as a framework of analysis that attempts to engage with and go beyond essentialism, ethno- and euro-centrisms through a critical examination of contemporary case studies and conceptual issues. From a transdisciplinary and post-colonial perspective, this book offers critiques of notions of development, progress, humanism, culture, representation, identity, and education. It also examines the implications of these critiques in terms of pedagogical approaches, social relations and possible future interventions.

chapter |6 pages


(Towards) Global Citizenship Education ‘Otherwise'

part |77 pages

Conceptual Analyses

chapter |20 pages

Unsettling Cosmopolitanism

Global Citizenship and the Cultural Politics of Benevolence 1

chapter |21 pages

Postcolonial Cosmopolitanisms

Towards a Global Citizenship Education Based on ‘Divisive Universalism'

chapter |16 pages

Engaging the Global by Resituating the Local

(Dis)locating the Literate Global Subject and His View from Nowhere

part |89 pages

Critiques of GCE Initiatives

chapter |18 pages

Entitled to the World

The Rhetoric of U.S. Global Citizenship Education and Study Abroad

chapter |19 pages

How Does ‘Global Citizenship Education' Construct Its Present?

The Crisis of International Education

chapter |16 pages

‘I'm Here to Help'

Development Workers, the Politics of Benevolence and Critical Literacy

chapter |18 pages

Making Poverty History in the Society of the Spectacle

Civil Society and Educated Politics

chapter |14 pages

Recolonized Citizenships, Rhetorical Postcolonialities

Sub-Saharan Africa and the Prospects for Decolonized Ontologies and Subjectivities

part |63 pages

Creating Postcolonial Spaces

chapter |23 pages

Beyond Paternalism

Global Education with Preservice Teachers as a Practice of Implication

chapter |21 pages

Rerouting the Postcolonial University

Educating for Citizenship in Managed Times

chapter |17 pages

Equivocal Knowing and Elusive Realities

Imagining Global Citizenship Otherwise