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Title: Beyond Comforting Histories: The Colonial/Imperial Entanglements of the International Institute, Paul Monroe, and Isaac L. Kandel at Teachers College, Columbia University
Contributor(s): Takayama, Keita (author)
Publication Date: 2018-11
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1086/699924
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Abstract: This article critically assesses the works of Paul Monroe, Isaac L. Kandel, and the International Institute at the Teachers College, Columbia University, in the early twentieth century. Drawing on Edward Said’s notion of contrapuntal reading, it presents a different account of their legacies that foregrounds the colonial and imperial realities of the time as constitutively significant to the early formation of the field and the comparative education knowledge generated during this period. In doing so, the article unsettles the comforting ways in which the founding histories of the field have been narrated by the historians. By illuminating their deep colonial/imperial entanglements during the early formative period, this article invites readers to reflect on how the particular historical and geopolitical context within which we operate sets limits on what knowledge we produce, and today, when the relationship between our scholarship and international development agencies are closer than ever.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Comparative Education Review, 62(4), p. 459-481
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 0010-4086
Field of Research (FOR): 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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Description: This journal article has been made freely available through the publishers "Free issues and articles" policy, see for details.
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