Ina Gankam Tambo

Operationalisierung einer postkolonialen Theorieperspektive im Kontext international-vergleichender erziehungswissenschaftlicher Forschung

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Abstract

This article discusses the operationalisation of Postcolonial Theory in research studies undertaken in International and Comparative Education (ICE). The epistemic benefit generated through this enables to firstly disentangle international socio-historic interdependencies of countries with their imperial and colonial past as well as their impacts on current ‘hybrid’ societies. This article provides a case study on child domestic workers in Nigeria. By means of this it will be illustrated how a postcolonial theoretical approach is on the one hand operated as an analytical framework to examine the effects of global and international processes in postcolonial societies. On the other hand, a postcolonial perspective served here as a frame of reference to reflect the methodologies applied in the research.