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ERIC Number: EJ925702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Citizenship, Education and Global Spaces
Block, David
Language and Intercultural Communication, v11 n2 p161-169 2011
It is important to examine citizenship not only in terms of citizenship education and intercultural education, where both are situated inside educational institutions and are part of mainstream formal schooling, but also as a "communicative achievement". As Fairclough, Pardoe, and Szerszynski argue, such a move would allow researchers "to get away from preconceptions about what citizenship is, and look at how it is done--at the range of ways in which people position themselves and others as citizens in participatory events" (2006, p. 99). In this paper, the author examines instances of citizenship as a communicative achievement--that is, how it is "done"--in global spaces. The term "global spaces" refers to how the characteristics of certain large cities labelled "world cities" or "global cities", such as being the home of ethnically and linguistically diverse populations and internationally networked businesses, are progressively coming to characterise far smaller localities as well as many electronically mediated sites.
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Language: English
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