Creating Postcolonial Visual Pedagogy

  • Rachel Bailey Jones
Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 18)


The important work detailed in Chapter 8 is generally completed in the shadows and margins of cultural work, while the stereotypical mainstream media garners most of public attention. Chapter 9 begins to explore the question of how the work of artists, alternative media outlets, and transnational feminist activists can be brought in from the margins and used to create pedagogies that confront the traditional, colonial representations of gender. Several theoretical frameworks to inform this pedagogy, including pragmatism, postcolonialism, border pedagogy, and critical multiculturalism. The ideas of philosophers and curricular theorists provide a way forward in using visual representations to challenge current curricular models that carry on the legacy of colonialism. Images that address and subvert unequal relationships of power can be the foundation of an education of difference. The author proposes a form of curriculum based around the complexity of transnational individual and group experience and expression.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nazareth CollegeRochesterUSA

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