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ERIC Number: EJ810219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
(Re)Imagining the Global, Rethinking Gender in Education
Burns, Kellie
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v29 n3 p343-357 Sep 2008
This paper develops new lines of analysis for understanding the relationships between globalisation, the imagination and emergent models of the "girl-citizen". It begins by outlining a new critical framework for studying globalisation that takes as its object of study not what globalisation "is", but what globalisation "does". Making use of Foucault's analytics of governmentality, it argues that globalisation can be usefully understood as a complex and contradictory set of movements that establish new modes of regulation over the conduct of individual citizens. It further argues that within the current global "milieu", the "imagination" operates as part of a broader neo-liberal project of government that situates the global citizen in the role of entrepreneur of the self. For girls and young women the imagination becomes a tool for constructing and governing their gendered selves alongside idealised models of global citizenship and cosmopolitan identity. Finally, it is proposed that examining the role and effects of the imagination in "making" and "managing" global citizenship-subjects is vital to understanding the emergent models of girl-citizenship both within and outside schooling contexts. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Language: English
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