Higher Education Hauntologies: Living with Ghosts for a Justice-to-come is the title of the new book co-edited by Michalinos Zembylas, professor of educational theory and curriculum studies at the Open University of Cyprus, Dr Vivienne Bozalek (University of Western Cape), Dr Siddique Motala (University of Cape Town) and Dr Dorothee Hölscher (Griffith University). The book considers how higher education might benefit from thinking about Derrida’s notion of hauntology and its implications for a justice-to-come. The authors call for a rethink at the university level taking into account global geopolitical spaces and to push boundaries that served higher education teachers and scholars well in the past, and propose new versions of higher education.
The opinions expressed in this collective volume, published by Routledge, contribute to the ongoing debates about the epistemological, ethical, ontological and political implications of hauntology in higher education policies and practices, mainly concerning the need for more socially just visions in higher education. Thus, the book is an excellent reference for academics, students and researchers in the fields of education, higher education, and educational theory and policy, as well as all those who are concerned about a justice-to-come in education.