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ERIC Number: EJ855629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Global Structures of Common Difference and Minority Empowerment: Transforming Subjectivities and Creating Alliances in an Aotearoa/New Zealand School
Doerr, Neriko Musha
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v3 n3 p159-174 2009
This article discusses an effect of the emerging "global structures of common difference" on minority group empowerment. Researchers suggest that structures of difference often limit the ways of being. This article introduces more productive effects and shows the possibility of proactively expanding alliances by the use of global structures of common difference. Based on fieldwork done in 1997 through 1998 at a school in Aotearoa/New Zealand, where Indigenous Mori and recent Asian immigrants, both minorities, live in tension, this article illustrates the emergence of a Mori-Asian alliance against mainstream New Zealanders' insensitivity to minority languages through evocations of global structures of common difference. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand