CFP: Education and Colonialism in South Asia (9/30/03; collection)

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Call for Papers (Edited Collection)

Research and Publication Centre at the National College of Arts, Lahore,

Pakistan, invites research papers for publication in a peer-reviewed
collection. The aim of the book is to examine the relationship between
education and colonialism. Therefore, the papers should examine the
pedagogical practices, institutions and British colonialism in the
subcontinent, especially with reference to contemporary Pakistan. The
editors would eagerly welcome those papers that employ theoretical
innovation with rigorous scholarship in order to analyze the nexus of
education and the legacies of imperialism in South Asia.

Possible areas of investigation can include:

Education as a colonizing technology
Institutionalization of art education
Marginalization of the South Asian artisan
Erasure of orality and orature
Eurocentrism of academic knowledge
Erasure of traditional knowledge systems from the public sphere
(In)validation of knowledge through certification
Introduction of the difference between art and craft
Education as cultural capital in contemporary South Asia

The contributors are encouraged to discuss other themes with the editors
before submitting their papers.

The length of the papers should be between 5000 to 8000 words. Please mail
your CV and an abstract (250-500 words) by the 30th of September 2002 to
the Research and Publication Centre ( Nadeem Omar
( or Hussain Ahmad (

Research and Publications Centre
National College of Arts

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