Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
Khoo, S
Critical Studies in Higher Education and Transformation Winter School
Emancipation as rebellion or repair?The SDGs, African/World universities and emancipatory imaginations
Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth
Plenary Lecture
Optional Fields
‘Sustainable development’ and higher education may signify very different things, while the latter seems trapped in a place of perpetual problems and crises. Neoliberal, unequal ‘development’ is clearly in a place of deep crises, entirely contradicting any claim to ‘sustainability’. Crises are difficult, but their difficulty presents us with opportunities ‘to analyse and comprehend what is at stake for higher education’ (Khoo, Taylor and Andreotti 2016, 86). Crises are the ‘instances when normativity is laid bare: the principles, suppositions, premises, criteria and logical or causal relations’ (Roitman, 2013, 3). The crises of higher education and neoliberal ‘development’ represent valuable opportunities to surface questions of higher education’s normative purposes and relational ethics.
Global Challenge Research Fund
Publication Themes
Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy, Environment, Marine and Energy, Humanities in Context