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ERIC Number: EJ1050358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Revisiting the Metaphor of the Island: Challenging "World Culture" from an Island Misunderstood
Rappleye, Jeremy
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v13 n1 p58-87 2015
This article revisits the newly "discovered" island that world culture theorists have repeatedly utilised to explain their theoretical stance, conceptual preferences and methodological approach. Yet, it seeks to (re)connect world culture with the real world by replacing their imagined atoll with a real one--the island-nation of Japan. In descending to understand social and educational change on the "island" that may appear--from afar--to be consensually convergent on purported world models, this article challenges the ways that world culture theory suggests we read both individual nations and the wider World.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan