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ERIC Number: EJ830242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1074-9039
Putting "Space" on the Agenda of Sociocultural Research
Kostogriz, Alex
Mind, Culture, and Activity, v13 n3 p176-190 Jan 2006
The global rescaling of the world, culture, and education has influenced how people experience their situationality, meaning-making, and learning in relation to the Other. This article explores the implications of spatial analysis for rethinking education in new conditions of cultural complexity. The experience of living and learning with difference is conceptualized as an open journey in which the very act of movement across spatial boundaries unlocks the fixity of meanings and identities and, hence, problematizes the spatial logic of bounded learning places. Explicating the tension between fixity and mobility, boundedness and flows, this article deploys the concepts of cultural-semiotic space, scale, and boundary to theorize locations of learning and meaning-making in new times.
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Language: English
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