||Philosophy on the Border: Decoloniality and the Shudder of the Origin
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ISBN: 978 1 86914 406 7
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In 2015 and 2016 institutions of higher education across South Africa exploded in a series of protests/revolts, collectively referred to in this volume as #MustFall. An important sub-discourse articulated the student protests/revolt as an iteration of the founding of South Africa as democratic Republic. As such, the protests/revolt constituted a total onslaught on the politico-juridical and epistemological order, which is, in many ways, a continuation of old apartheid into democratic South Africa. This shudder reverberated through the very foundations of the new Republic and its institutions of higher learning and acted as a catalyst that once and for all propelled us beyond sentimental nationalist notions of ‘Africanising’ this or that and talk of ‘transformation’ carefully circumscribed by neo-liberal commitments to maintaining the status quo.
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