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ERIC Number: EJ881932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Homi Bhabha
Shumar, Wesley
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v5 n2 p495-506 Jun 2010
Homi K. Bhabha is not only a major postcolonial theorist, but he has also become an important thinker for education. This article reviews the major themes of Bhabha's work as it applies to education. The article also cautions us that the pressures in scholarship are to "reify" thinkers and their concepts and then "spend" those concepts like currency in the academic marketplace. This form of commodification is antithetical to progressive scholarly work. The article encourages a resistance to this form of commodification through a more complex engagement with the theories developed by Bhabha and an appreciation of the contradictions in the process of that engagement.
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Language: English
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