As conceptualizations of multicultural education evolve and diversify, it is important to revisit its historical foundation -- the roots from which it sprang. What did the earliest forms of multicultural education look like and what social conditions gave rise to them? What educational traditions and philosophies provided the framework for the development of multicultural education? How has multicultural education changed since its earliest conceptualization? The answers to these questions provide an important contextual grounding for understanding the various models of multicultural education evolving today.
CULTURES AND DEVELOPMENT Guideline Questions Baidyanath Saraswati There are more than three hundred anthropological definitions of culture referring to various aspects of human life. Development originally stood for lineal progress, growth, advancement, increase of income and a right to gain it or an improvement in the quality of life as a consequence of one’s achievement. Unesco has redefined both terms to provide the framework for the concept of the cultural dimension of development.1
THE RISE OF THE GLOBAL UNIVERSITY: 5 NEW TENSIONS Prof. Simon Marginson University of Melbourne A major public role that leading Global Research Universities in developed countries should play is to form long-term partnerships with institutions in emerging higher-education systems. Those partnerships should be designed to build capacity, especially research capacity.
HOW DIGITAL CONVERGENCE IS CHANGING CULTURAL THEORY Néstor Garcia Canclini (Mexico) Abstract Pierre Bourdieu’s notion of cultural field loses its explanatory power when economic value dominates the symbolic and when institutions such as museums and publishers depend on market forces. This loss of autonomy is accentuated with digital convergence, which integrates texts and images, the factories that produce them and the habitus of readers, spectators, and Internet users. This process gives rise to new conceptual and political challenges, such as the question of whether new televisual cultures can exist or the autonomy of media which are now resituated in an…
CULTURAL HERITAGE, CULTURAL EMPOWERMENT AND DEVELOPMENT Ram Bapat Making a distinction between imitation and assimilation, Mahatma Gandhi wanted us ‘to build a new culture based on the traditions of the past, enriched with the experience of later times’. This was for the simple reason that his religion, ‘whatever it may be called’, demanded the fulfilment of all cultures (Gandhi 1930, 1940, 1944).
VIETNAMESE MASCULINITY AND GENDER RELATIONS Nguyen Khanh Linh & Jack Dash Harris, Ph.D. TÓM TẮT NAM TÍNH VÀ QUAN HỆ GIỚI Ở VIỆT NAM GS. Jack D. Harris*, Nguyễn Khánh Linh** * Đại học Hobart và William Smith, Hoa Kỳ ** Đại học Syracuse, Hoa Kỳ Bài viết trình bày những kết quả nghiên cứu về sự xây dựng và duy trì nam tính ở Việt Nam, cũng như sự biến đổi của những kinh nghiệm hôn nhân và ngoài hôn nhân ở Việt Nam hiện nay. Ở Việt Nam, những mối quan hệ ngoài hôn nhân bao…
THE BIBLE V THE KORAN. THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS From The Economist print edition. Dec 19th 2007, Economist.com WASHINGTON, DC -- The business of marketing the Bible and the Koran says a lot about the state of modern Christianity and Islam
RORTY’S APPROACH TO CULTURAL DIFFERENCE: THE CONFLICT BETWEEN SOLIDARITY AND PROCEDURAL LIBERALISM() Seyed Mohammad Ali Taghavi Abstract Although Richard Rorty’s controversial thought has been the subject of many works, there has not been much discussion about his approach to cultural difference. The purpose of this article is to examine how Rorty sees cultural differences philosophically and how he deals with them politically. For him, rationality, morality and even the scope of moral responsibility towards others are defined in terms of solidarity with a particular community and ‘ethnocentrism’, rather than in terms of a universal and metaphysically derived set of criteria.…
POPULAR CULTURE STUDIES Popular culture studies is the academic discipline studying popular culture. It is generally considered as a combination of communication studies and cultural studies. Some books on Popular culture studies
NEW LIGHT ON A FORGOTTEN PAST By Wilhelm G. Solheim II, Ph.D. Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii Wilhelm G. Solheim II 1971: New light on a forgotten past. - In: “National Geographic”, Vol. 139, No 3 (March 1971), pp. 330-339. Bản tiếng Việt: W.G. Solheim II. Tia sáng mới rọi vào một quá khứ bị lãng quên