Being haunted by—and reorienting toward—what ‘matters’ in times of (the COVID-19) crisis: a critical pedagogical cartography of response-ability

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Higher Education Hauntologies considers how higher education might benefit from thinking about Derrida’s notion of hauntology and its implications for a justice-to-come. It contributes to the imperative to rethink the university across and with/in global geopolitical spaces and thus, has appeal for both Southern and international contexts. The book includes ideas which push boundaries that previously served higher education teachers and scholars and proposes new imaginaries of higher education. Additionally, the collection makes a contribution to ongoing debates about the epistemological, ethical, ontological and political implications of hauntology in higher education policies and practices, particularly in line with contemporary concerns for more socially just possibilities and visions in higher education. This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers and postgraduate students of posthumanism and new materialism who are looking for new perspectives to engage with, and for those who are concerned about a justice-to-come in education, higher education, and educational theory and policy.

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Publisher Copyright: © 2021 selection and editorial matter, Vivienne Bozalek, Michalinos Zembylas, Siddique Motala and Dorothee Hölscher.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigher Education Hauntologies
Subtitle of host publicationLiving with Ghosts for a Justice-to-come
EditorsVivienne Bozalek, Michalinos Zembylas, Siddique Motala, Dorothee Holscher
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2021

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