DECOLONISATION OF CURRICULUM: INDIGENOUS CONTENT SYLLABUS MATERIALS

I am the member of the Canadian Political Science Association and our members have been working on creating indigenous content syllabus to be used in our lectures. Decolonisation of curriculum is key to bring justice to the communities we live in. Yet, more importantly, decolonisation of teaching materials has an impetus to revise the history and bring justice to the victims and survivors. Please click the link here to download the document prepared by the Canadian Political Science Association Reconciliation Committee. The content is particularly helpful for our colleagues who teach in Sociology, Political Science, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Socio-Legal Studies, and History.

BANDITS, BRIGANDS, AND MILITANTS: THE HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY OF OUTLAWS

Bandits, brigands, and militants have been popular and disputable figures in world history. States outlawed these formidable men and women through pejorative words and legal measures while many of state authorities also used them for their political ends from time to time. Some of outlaws became admired authorities in their own villages and towns whereas in other places their heroism was equivalent to oppression. Their brutal killing by their nemesis did not prevent their existence in the ballads and literature. Both positive and negative aspirations about bandits, brigands, and militants have shaped their multi-layered identities in society throughout history. These unyielding figures invok