Volume 10, Issue 1 (2012) Decolonizing the University: Practicing Pluriversity
Proceedings of the International Conference on "Quelles universités et quels universalismes demain en Europe? un dialogue avec les Amériques” ("Which University and Universalism for Europe Tomorrow? A Dialogue with the Americas") organized by the Institute des Hautes d’Etudes de l’Amerique Latine (IHEAL) with the support of the Université de Cergy-Pontoise and the Maison des Science de l’Homme (MSH) Paris, June 10-11, 2010.
I know I have reversed for the purpose of formulating the title of this editor’s note, the usual expression of the adage “being in but not of the world.” But the reverse expression is exactly what I mean to use as a window to what I am about to argue in this editor’s note.
Capucine Boidin, James Cohen and Ramón Grosfoguel, as the co-editors of this, Winter 2012 issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, who also served as co-organizers of the conference of which this is a proceeding - namely, the conference entitled Quelles universités et quels universalismes demain en Europe? un dialogue avec les Amériques (Which University and Universalism for Europe Tomorrow? A Dialogue with the Americas) organized by the Institute des Hautes d’Etudes de l’Amerique Latine (IHEAL) with the support of the Université de Cergy-Pontoise and the Maison des Science de l’Homme (MSH) in Paris on June 10-11, 2010—have eloquently summarized the contribution of each article to the volume. So, I will not summarize them here as such again, but only to the extent each contributes in shedding light on one or another aspect of my own reading and appreciation of the authors’ works — including the co-editors’ own reading of them.
Introduction: From University to Pluriversity: A Decolonial Approach to the Present Crisis of Western Universities
Capucine Boidin, James Cohen, and Ramón Grosfoguel
The Crisis of the University in the Context of Neoapartheid: A View from Ethnic Studies
Images Outside the Mirror?: Mozambique and Portugal in World History
Maria Paula Meneses
- Issue Co-Editors
- Capucine Boidin, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France
- James Cohen, Université de Paris VIII, France
- Ramon Grosfoguel, University of California at Berkeley
- Journal Editor
- Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, University of Massachusetts Boston