Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Decolonizing Subjectivity for One Black Woman from the Third World
by Knox, Shauna, Ed.D., The George Washington University, 2020, 233; 27735565
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation explores the process of decolonizing subjectivity for one Black woman from the Third World. The study mobilizes the currere methodology with a focus on the process of decolonization (specified as currere toward decolonizing) to dissect four discrete aspects of colonizing injury explored autobiographically. Through this analysis, the researcher examines how colonizing ideology becomes embedded in subjectivity, how the ideology affects colonized subjectivity, and how ideology is uprooted. The research aims to address the problem of colonized subjectivity in marginalized peoples by looking specifically into the conditions and thought pathologies of one colonized subjectivity. The study uses the currere toward decolonizing methodology to explore the intricacies of the decolonizing process, and finds that the elements of sex, place, age, and mental absence (the failure to notice the elimination of elements that ought to be present) are critical markers in the schema of cognitive colonization. The researcher determines that each of these conditions deserve further study.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Casemore, Brian
Commitee: Ali, Arshad I., Thomas, Samira
School: The George Washington University
Department: Curriculum & Instruction
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Black studies, Caribbean Studies, Womens studies
Keywords: Autobiography, Blackness, Curriculum theory, Decolonization, Third World, Womanism
Publication Number: 27735565
ISBN: 9781392452738
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