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ERIC Number: EJ1140071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-3545
A Call for More Literature and Deeper Data: A Response to "The Cultural Contours of Democracy: Indigenous Epistemologies Informing South African Citizenship"
Letseka, Moeketsi
Democracy & Education, v25 n1 Article 11 2017
This review provides a critical appraisal of Kubow and Min's paper. It teases out their conception of "liberalism" and argues that the classical notion of liberalism as a political theory that advocates individual liberty based on assumptions of the unencumbered autonomous individual has lost currency. This is because over the years liberalism has mutated into a multiplicity of new forms, and there is no single view that can be said to define what it means to be a liberal. The paper raises methodological questions with respect to the use of focus group interviews. It implores researchers to first ask themselves whether they can tell what a person "really" believes on the basis of a few questions put to him in an interview. [For "Cultural Contours of Democracy: Indigenous Epistemologies Informing South African Citizenship," see EJ1120063.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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