Decolonising the humanities

What does it mean to pursue critical scholarship in the humanities and social sciences in a settler colonial society trying to move beyond the category "settler" and "native" towards becoming the citizenry bequeathed to us by our political settlement? This newspaper article seeks to provide an answer to this question. The author argues that scholars should not plead "academic freedom" to avoid critiquing their discipline’s apartheid legacies. [05 April 2013]

Institution: 
Mail & Guardian Online
Type: Newspaper and Opinion pieces
Author: Pillay,S.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: Higher education, Critical scholarship, Humanities, Social sciences, Bantu studies,Eurocentrism, Afrophobia, Humanities charter