Neo-Nationalisms, Globalisation and the Modernist Educational Project: Theorising New Possibilities for Educational Justice

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC04 Sociology of Education (host committee)

Language: English

The rise of neo-nationalisms as evident in Brexit, America First, China First, and Russia First is a reaction to globalism and the celebration of the global citizen often characterized as– urban, educated, mobile, tolerant of difference. This session examines the backlash against globalization and its ideal human subject, the global citizen. It explores critical cosmopolitan theories, those which are not simply another kind of celebratory multicultural model and consumerist in orientation, but rather offer alternative ways of thinking about the consequences of globalization, particularly the edu-scapes of globalisation.  It explores the ways in which education flows have contributed to globalization processes, and also the tensions, conflicts and dilemmas increasingly faced by  education systems dealing with the rapid flows of ideas, people, fashions and images across increasingly porous national borders.The relevance of education theory and practice in responding to recent refugee and temporary migrant intakes, that is, to global integration, is an as example of how education policies need to be reimagined. We need new narratives of global life that deal with disintegration as well as integration, the pain and profits of global interdependence. This session invites contributions from sociologists of education who apply critical approaches and those from the global south are particularly encouraged.
Session Organizers:
Carol REID, Western Sydney University, Australia and Parlo SINGH, Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Griffith University, Australia
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