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Resistance and dissonance in higher education : on doing things differently

dc.contributor.authorDavids, N.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWaghid, Y.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-23T07:54:48Z
dc.date.available2018-03-23T07:54:48Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationDavids, N. & Waghid, Y. 2018. Resistance and dissonance in higher education : on doing things differently. South African Journal of Higher Education, 32(1):1-12, doi:10.20853/32-1-1696
dc.identifier.issn1753-5913 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.20853/32-1-1696
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/103237
dc.descriptionCITATION: Davids, N. & Waghid, Y. 2018. Resistance and dissonance in higher education : on doing things differently. South African Journal of Higher Education, 32(1):1-12, doi:10.20853/32-1-1696.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajhe
dc.description.abstractThe historical inequalities and imbalances, so deeply embedded in the institutional structures and discourse of higher education, continue to haunt university spaces as these institutions continue to veer along the precipice of transformation. While statues have been removed, buildings renamed, and fees adjusted, higher education in South Africa remains a largely disparate and alienating topography – no more so because of the gaping wounds left by iterative student protestations. Seemingly, the more leadership structures in higher education stonewalled student protestations, the more student resistance intensified – not only in scope, but in violence. In this sense, we are reminded of Foucault’s (1997) dyadic depiction of power and resistance – that is, that power necessarily provokes resistance, since without resistance, there can be no power. In this article, we reflect, on the necessity of resistance not only in relation to power, but as a practice that ought to be ubiquitous to higher education. And secondly, we argue that if higher education is to fulfil its ideological mandate of doing things differently for the sake of epistemological and public good, then it necessarily has to be underscored by dissonance.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajhe/article/view/1696
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherHESA
dc.subjectEducation, Higher -- Social aspects -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectEducation, Higher -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleResistance and dissonance in higher education : on doing things differentlyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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