Groglopo, Adrián & Julia Suárez-Krabbe (Eds.), Coloniality and Decolonisation in the Nordic Region. (2023) [PDF]

A. Groglopo & J. Suárez-Krabbe (Eds.), Coloniality and Decolonisation in the Nordic Region. 2023. Taylor & Francis.

This book advances critical discussions about what coloniality, decoloniality, and decolonisation mean and imply in the Nordic region. It brings together analysis of complex realities from the perspectives of the Nordic peoples, a region that is often overlooked in current research, and explores the processes of decolonisation that are taking place in this region. The book offers a variety of perspectives that engage with issues such as Islamic feminism and the progressive left; racialisation and agency among Muslim youths; indigenising distance language education for Sami; extractivism and resistance among the Sami; the Nordic international development endeavour through education; Swedish TV reporting on Venezuela; creolizing subjectivities across Roma and non-Roma worlds and hierarchies; and the whitewashing and sanitisation of decoloniality in the Nordic region. As such, this book extends much of the productive dialogue that has recently occurred internationally in decolonial thinking but also in the areas of critical race theory, whiteness studies, and postcolonial studies to concrete and critical problems in the Nordic region. This should make the book of considerable interest to scholars of history of ideas, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, international development studies, legal sociology, and (intercultural) philosophy with an interest in coloniality and decolonial social change.

Table of contents

Coloniality and Decolonization in the Nordic Region: An Introduction

Adrián Groglopo and Julia Suárez-Krabbe

Chapter 1.

Surviving like Scheherazade. Veiled Women and Liberalism: the Trap of the Progressive Left

Houria Bouteldja.

Chapter 2. Racialisation in a “Raceless” Nation: Muslims Navigating Islamophobia in Denmark’s Everyday Life

Amani Hassani

Chapter 3. Enriching Sami language distance education

Hanna Helander, Satu-Marjut Pieski, and Pigga Keskitalo

Chapter 4. The Virtue of Extraction and Decolonial Recollection in Gállok, Sápmi

Georgia de Leeuw

Chapter 5. Coloniality of Knowledge and the Responsibility to Teach: Nordic Educational Interventions in the “South”

Jelena Vićentić

Chapter 6. Swedish Television Reporting on Venezuela as Damnation

Juan Velázquez Atehortúa

Chapter 7. Creolizing Subjectivities and Relationalities within Roma-gadje Research Collaborations

Ioana Țîștea and Gabriela Băncuță

Chapter 8. Decoloniality: Between a Travelling Concept and a Relational Onto-Epistemic Political Stance

Madina Tlostanova