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ERIC Number: EJ1027958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
The Intellect, Mobility and Epistemic Positioning in Doing Comparisons and Comparative Education
Kim, Terri
Comparative Education, v50 n1 p58-72 2014
This article offers a reflexive analysis and discussion of the relationship between academic mobility and comparative knowledge creation. It argues that what constitutes "comparative knowledge" is not solely "Wissenschaften" but more often entwined with "Weltanschauungen", derived from lived experiences--as exemplified in the biographic narratives of some of the major intellects. It reviews the notions of the "gaze" and the concepts of the Other and Homeworld/Alienworld as epistemic positioning in doing comparative education. In the framework of phenomenological thinking, the paper discusses the intimate relationship between comparative knowledge and positional knowledge.
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Language: English
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