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 can be obvious within the contemporary background of many Asian societies, the place efforts to modernize – spurred on via the spectre of international domination – have frequently been observed through decided makes an attempt to stamp nationwide versions 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 outcomes of modernization and alien impression has hence shaped a part of a technique wherein elites in lots of Asian societies have sought to build new different types of legitimacy for previous styles of dominance over the loads. The gear of recent structures of mass schooling, usually inherited from colonial rulers, has been only one device in such campaigns of nation legitimation.
This booklet offers analyses of more than a few modern initiatives of citizenship formation throughout Asia in an effort to establish these matters and issues so much significant to Asian debates over the development of recent identities. Its major concentration is on education, but additionally examines different automobiles for citizenship-formation, reminiscent of museums and the net; the position of faith (in specific Islam) in debates over citizenship and identification in yes Asian societies; and the connection among state-centred identification discourses and the event of more and more ‘globalized’ elites.
With chapters from a world crew of participants, this interdisciplinary quantity will entice scholars and students of Asian tradition and society, Asian schooling, comparative schooling and citizenship.
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