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ERIC Number: EJ879764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1523-1615
Rethinking "Cosmopolitanism" as an Analytic for the Comparative Study of Globalization and Education
Sobe, Noah W.
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v12 n1 p6-13 2009
This article proposes that for scholars in comparative and international education the study of "cosmpolitanisms" offers a productive avenue for thinking outside of the traditional paradigms of area studies and for understanding the new world-generating optics and multi-layered geographies that appear to be emerging with globalization. The piece explores the concept of "vernacular cosmopolitanisms" and discusses recent scholarship--on 21st century American education and on early-20th-century Yugoslav education--that have used cosmopolitanism as an analytic category. The article argues that studying actually, existing cosmopolitanisms is a useful strategy for examining the ways that solidarities are formed, identities are developed, and principles of inclusion and exclusion are elaborated amidst local and global assemblages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Yugoslavia