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ERIC Number: EJ1046967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Ethnicity and Education in China and Vietnam: Discursive Formations of Inequality
DeJaeghere, Joan; Wu, Xinyi; Vu, Lisa
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v45 n1 p118-140 2015
This article aims to understand how ethnicity is discursively framed in national policies in China and Vietnam and argues that policy discourses affect how the "problem" of ethnicity and educational inequalities is framed and how these inequalities can be addressed. The analysis shows how both Marxist and market-economy governing rationalities frame ethnic minority groups as lower status than the majority group and in need of either socially evolving to the communist ideal or assimilating into the global economic market, respectively. Using Fraser's multi-dimensional approach to analyse discursive formations of inequality, we show how these policy discourses produce a non-ethnic economic citizen with socialist tendencies that negates cultural or social recognition and political representation. We conclude that researchers and policymakers need to consider how ethnicity is discursively framed to understand and address inequalities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; Vietnam