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Title:International Education and the Production of Cosmopolitan Identities
Author(s):Rizvi, Fazal
Education and globalization
cultural identity
Abstract:Over the past decade, the number of students studying for higher education has grown rapidly, to around two million. Based on an interview-based research project, this paper examines how international student identities and cultural affiliations are transformed by their experiences in Australia; the challenges they confront upon graduation in reinserting themselves in to their own national communities; and the ways in which they seek to use their education to build their social lives and professional careers. The paper shows how the students develop, over the course of their higher education abroad, a range of cosmopolitan sensibilities that are systematically contradictory, concerned more with their strategic positioning within the global labor market than with building a moral sense of global solidarity.
Issue Date:2005-03-04
Series/Report:Transnational Seminar Series
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Sponsor:Title VI National Resource Center Grant (P015A030066)
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-01-25

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