By Edward Vickers,Krishna Kumar
In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and as a result with an abandonment of actual indigenous identities and values. this is often glaring within the fresh historical past of many Asian societies, the place efforts to modernize – spurred on by means of the spectre of overseas domination – have usually been followed by way of made up our minds makes an attempt to stamp nationwide editions of modernity with the logo of neighborhood authenticity: ‘Asian values’, ‘Chinese characteristics’, a eastern cultural ‘essence’ and so on. Highlighting (or exaggerating) institutions among the extra unsettling results of modernization and alien effect has therefore shaped a part of a technique wherein elites in lots of Asian societies have sought to build new varieties of legitimacy for outdated styles of dominance over the loads. The gear of contemporary structures of mass schooling, usually inherited from colonial rulers, has been only one software in such campaigns of nation legitimation.
This e-book offers analyses of more than a few modern tasks of citizenship formation throughout Asia to be able to determine these concerns and matters such a lot important to Asian debates over the development of recent identities. Its major concentration is on education, but in addition examines different automobiles for citizenship-formation, reminiscent of museums and the net; the position of faith (in specific Islam) in debates over citizenship and id in definite Asian societies; and the connection among state-centred identification discourses and the adventure of more and more ‘globalized’ elites.
With chapters from a world workforce of participants, this interdisciplinary quantity will attract scholars and students of Asian tradition and society, Asian schooling, comparative schooling and citizenship.
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Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship (Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia) by Edward Vickers,Krishna Kumar