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Unpacking ontological security: A decolonial reading of scholarly impact

Published on Jul 3, 2019in Educational Philosophy and Theory
· DOI :10.1080/00131857.2018.1454308
Riyad A. Shahjahan14
Estimated H-index: 14
(MSU: Michigan State University),
Anne Wagner6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Nipissing University)
Abstract
AbstractDespite the growing debate about scholarly impact, an analysis of the onto-epistemic grammar underlying impact has remained absent. By taking a different analytical approach to examining im...
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