Decolonizing Citational and Quotational Practices as Reparative Politics

Priyadharshini, Esther ORCID: (2023) Decolonizing Citational and Quotational Practices as Reparative Politics. In: Decolonizing Education for Sustainable Futures. Bristol University Press, pp. 199-219. ISBN 9781529226119

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How do we predominantly understand and practise citation and quotation in academia? What alternative practices are already in evidence, and may be usefully theorized for greater diversity in the sources and types of knowledge we valorize? This chapter considers these questions as a way of addressing the epistemic-material violence of knowledge-generating systems still inflected with colonial and patriarchal values. After setting out how epistemological and material reparations are intimately entangled, the chapter posits that paying critical attention to the politics of citation and quotation may be necessary to re-craft strategies for more sustainable futures. By focusing on the problematic of quoting Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing-living that involve intimate, sometimes wordless, conversations with human-plant-animal-material elements, the chapter explores how moving beyond the conventional reliance on human language to paying attention to indexical and iconic semiotics may benefit from a careful use of multimodal media. It concludes with a plea for greater experimentation with citational, quotational and publishing practices.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Critical Cultural Studies In Education
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2023 15:30
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2023 00:50
DOI: 10.56687/9781529226119-017

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