Krishna Kumar, Edward Vickers

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In compiling this volume, we have been preoccupied with two key questions: ‘How has citizenship been constructed in Asian societies negotiating transitions to modern statehood?’ and ‘To what extent have such transitions, and associated citizenship discourses, been shaped by any distinctively “Asian” ideas or conditions?’ Education is implicated in both these questions, having been central to processes of distributing opportunity, constructing orthodox historical narratives and fostering faith in the vaguely defined ideals of ‘modernity’ and ‘progress’ that underpin the nation-building project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstructing Modern Asian Citizenship
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781135007270
ISBN (Print)9780415855785
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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