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ERIC Number: EJ817157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
World Systems, World Society, World Polity: Theoretical Insights for a Global History of Education
Caruso, Marcelo
History of Education, v37 n6 p825-840 Nov 2008
Recent developments derived from the increasing economic, cultural and communication interpenetration normally referred to as "globalisation" have shifted the attention of the social sciences to objects of study that have often been overlooked by historiographical traditions centred on the national states. A look at major theoretical currents of historical and comparative work like the theories of "world systems", "world society" and "world polity" could be helpful for reassessing historical work beyond narrow national perspectives. These three grand narratives of modern globalisation will be briefly outlined, their main theoretical and methodological insights described, and their particular rapports with historical work assessed. Finally, the new "global history" will be presented as being different from the traditional "world history" regarding their rapports with postmodern trends stressing the importance of the history of "fragments". (Contains 52 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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