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ERIC Number: EJ870385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Spatial Imaginaries: Universities, Internationalization, and Feminist Geographies
Matus, Claudia; Talburt, Susan
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v30 n4 p515-527 Dec 2009
In this article, we conduct a discourse analysis of the strategic plans of two universities, one from the global South and the other from the global North, to understand how the constitution of space and place reconfigures human experience in the two institutions. We argue that universities do not simply respond to dominant logics of globalization but are active participants in its production. We draw on feminist geographers to elaborate how these universities' discourses of internationalization reify a division of higher education as local "place" and globalization as abstract global space, "out there". This imaginary spatiality obscures the work of the "local" in producing the "global" with important implications for the redefinition of the student-citizen, useful knowledge, and managerial practices. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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