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On decolonisation and revolution: a Kristevan reading of the hashtags student movements and Fallism

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-10 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T12:57:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T12:57:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-10 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11465
dc.description.abstract In 2015, clarion calls for a radical change in South African universities sounded. Protesting students demanded a transformed cultural and physical spatiality of South African universities. Their narrative emphasised colonial structures personified in the symbolism of statutes like Cecil John Rhodes, and is driven ideologically by an 'apartheid culture' that does not advance an African philosophical and intellectual project but continues to oppress them. They frame their struggle as Fallism [Fallism was coined as a term to describe the ideological drive of disruption, and seeing the fall of something in mobilizing around the symbolism of oppression and struggle, most notably challenges continued discrimination and exclusion on the basis of race, class, sex and the exclusionary nature of capitalism and the commodification of higher education [wa Bofelo, M. 2017. 'Fallism and the Dialectics of spontaneity and organisation'. Accessed November 17, 2017. https://www.joburgpost.co.za/ 2017/08/04/fallism-dialectics-spontaneity-organisation-disrupting-tradition-reconstruct-tradit ion/]. It is an ideological vehicle advancing a cultural revolution, not just for free education, but for what they have termed the decolonization of spaces of higher learning and, more fundamentally, the decolonization of the mind.]. Their imaginary highlights a contested and militant debate on the spatiality of transformation, underpinned by a notion of abjection. This article explores the notion of revolt embodied in Fallism through a Kristevan lens. The author argues that at the core of the students' revolt is a sense of abjection fuelling the Fallist struggle for the complete structural decolonisation of universities. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject UNIVERSITIES en
dc.subject EQUALITY en
dc.subject DECOLONIZATION en
dc.subject FALLISM en
dc.subject #RHODESMUSTFALL en
dc.title On decolonisation and revolution: a Kristevan reading of the hashtags student movements and Fallism en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume January en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Politikon en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10159 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9090 en
dc.bibliographictitle Steyn Kotze, J. (2018) On decolonisation and revolution: a Kristevan reading of the hashtags student movements and Fallism. <i>Politikon</i>. January:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Steyn Kotze, J. en

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