The Indentization Of Globalization In Education

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In the question of whether or not globalization presents a new field of oppertunity, I would like to start of with looking at a text I looked at earlier in this essay called "A place of one's own: schooling and the formation of indentities in Modern Nepal" by Stephen Carney & Ulla Ambrosius Madsen, together with the text "Consumer Culture and Identities in Kathmandu: Playing with Your Brain" by Mark Liechty
The first text, presents the oppertunity of breaking out of historically constructed social classes, the individuals placement in the family and indentity development, through education and activities at school in modern Nepal.
I believe that globalization plays a significant role in education because it creates new oppertunities for individuals to get a job, make money and take more control of their future. This also benefits the rest of the world, in the case of job creation and a better economy, which develops the different industries and a globalized world. Education is also mentioned as one of the new ideologies in the second text I presented, which talks about the evolving consumer culture in Kathmandu.
This second text also mentions class and goods becoming a factor of social constructed classes. So even though education is in some parts of the world seen as a way of moving on in life, and breaking out of the social and historically constructed hiarchy, the consumer culture and the effects of material goods have the power to put you right back in a socially constructed caste. This part of globalization can be said to be a new way to structure old inequalities. With that said, I still believe that education provides an extraordinary before mentioned new field of oppertunities, especially in parts of the world where e...

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...rcher takes on his analysis. In the case of the European ethnographers who studied Africans, Asians or other third world people of color , and the early American ethnographers who studied American Indians from the perspective of the conqueror , it constructs a sense of hiarchy, because it may put the researcher in the position of the higher ranked observer of their object of research. In this particular case it gives power to the 'white man', and puts the 'non-white man' in a lower ranked caste of world society.

My focus of the pitfalls of ethnographic tradition, has been the possiblity of seperation of society in this particular research method. Some of the expamples I have looked at goes many years back in time, but presents an image of a seperation we should be cautious of in a modern globalized world and and traps an ethnograpic researcher should be aware of.

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