Visioning a Mi’kmaw Humanities: Indigenizing the Academy

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ISBN: 9781772060577

Visioning a Mi’kmaw Humanities: Indigenizing the Academy

  Editor :   Marie Battiste  
  Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

Since the Renaissance, liberal education has as its core tradition a Eurocentric multidisciplinary humanism—the study of literature, art, philosophy and history—grounded in ancient Greek and Latin texts.

In what may be termed cognitive imperialism, the academy has largely ignored Aboriginal perspectives of humanity. In this volume, Mi’kmaw and non-Mi’kmaw scholars, teachers and educators posit an interdisciplinary approach to explicate and animate a Mi’kmaw Humanities.

Drawing on the metaphor of a basket as a multilayered metaphor for engaging postsecondary institutions, these essays reveal historical, educational, legal, philosophical, visual and economic frameworks to develop a knowledge protocol that can direct, transform and enrich conventional Humanities within the complex dynamics of territory, energy, stewardship, alterity and consciousness.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781772060577
Item CB0134
PublisherCape Breton University Press
PublisherCape Breton University Press
Published on March 22 2017
Language eng
Pages 300
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight503(g)