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ERIC Number: EJ952894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Pedagogic Discourses and Imagined Communities: Knowing Islam and Being Muslim
Thobani, Shiraz
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v32 n4 p531-545 2011
Academic disciplines in the school curriculum which engage explicitly with cultural identities pose a major dilemma for liberal, pluralist societies seeking to foster the dual imperatives of diversity education and social cohesion. This paper uses the case of Islam as school knowledge to analyse the relations between political stances and symbolic constructions in English religious education. For this purpose, the study applies an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, integrating diachronic concepts of the nation-state with cultural recontextualization theory from the sociology of the curriculum. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)