Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education

Higher Education, Globalization and Eduscapes

Towards a Critical Anthropology of a Global Knowledge Society

Authors: Forstorp, Per-Anders, Mellström, Ulf

  • Examines transnational scapes and flows of higher education
  • Explores the educational landscapes of individual and institutional actors using eduscapes
  • Argues that visions of a global knowledge society need to be put into perspectives beyond ethnocentrism
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This book examines transnational scapes and flows of higher education: arguing that the educational and political vision of a national, regional and global knowledge society needs to be perspectivized beyond its ethnocentric conditions and meanings. Using eduscapes as its most important concept, this book explores the educational landscapes of individual as well as institutional actors; particularly the agential aspects of how global eduscapes are imagined, experienced, negotiated and constructed. In addition, the authors highlight the critical potential of anthropology, using this perspective as a resource for cultural critique where the Western experience and assumed ‘ownership’ of the global knowledge economy will be put into question. This comprehensive book will appeal to students and scholars of educational policy, the sociology of education and the globalization of education.

About the authors

Per-Anders Forstorp is Associate Professor in Culture and Media Production at the Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture at Linköping University, Sweden. His research interests center around methods and theories exploring a range of phenomena associated with knowledge production and education. Ulf Mellström is Professor of Gender Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden. He is also a social anthropologist; and has been the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Masculinity Studies since 2006. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Knowledge Society as Ideology and Practice

    Forstorp, Per-Anders (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Key Concepts and Themes

    Forstorp, Per-Anders (et al.)

    Pages 17-60

  • The Empirical Complexity of Knowledge Society: Material and Methodological Framework

    Forstorp, Per-Anders (et al.)

    Pages 61-82

  • Roots and Routes: Transnational Families and Global Horizons

    Forstorp, Per-Anders (et al.)

    Pages 83-104

  • Transnational Educational Mobility and the Power of English

    Forstorp, Per-Anders (et al.)

    Pages 105-132

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44047-1
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44046-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education, Globalization and Eduscapes
Book Subtitle
Towards a Critical Anthropology of a Global Knowledge Society
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44047-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-44047-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44046-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 319
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