The presence of an-other: the prescience of racism in post-modern times

Arber, Ruth 2003, The presence of an-other: the prescience of racism in post-modern times, Journal of educational change, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 249-268.

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Title The presence of an-other: the prescience of racism in post-modern times
Author(s) Arber, Ruth
Journal name Journal of educational change
Volume number 4
Issue number 3
Start page 249
End page 268
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 2003-09
ISSN 1389-2843
1573-1812
Summary In this paper, I explore conversations with teachers and parents at one Melbourne secondary school, as the modern definition of identity,defined at the end of the 1980s, took on the fluidity of post-modern definition a decade later. Even as identification seemed contingent and negotiated, and difference seemed to disappear, teachers and parents continued to understand their identity in relation to the ambivalent definition of others. This became increasingly frightening as notions of otherness, and therefore of self, became increasingly fluid and unclear. That which seemed other and outside, now appears as part-of-us and inside-us-all. Even as descriptions of difference, and thereforeidentity, become more fluid, conceptions of otherness – and therefore – self, do not disappear. Prescient manifestations of exclusion and racism are contiguous with, yet in juxtaposition to, older forms.
Language eng
Field of Research 160809 Sociology of Education
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Kluwer Academic Publishers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002094

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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