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dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Parloen_US
dc.contributor.editorDavid Palfreyman and Dawn McBrideen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:12:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:12:22Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-07-09T02:43:41Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780230542839en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/19665
dc.description.abstractThis chapter re-imagines the mobile 'Asian' student to better articulate with today's context of liquid modernity, its transnational possibilities, and its challenges to notions of fixed cultural identities. The first section critiques arguments that sustain the overly essentialised discourse of 'cultural difference' and offers new ways to understand the international learner's routes. Interview accounts in which international students enrolled in preparatory courses at an Australian university reflect on their educational decisions are analysed to reveal the major investments made by these individuals to gain access to the cultural capital of English language competence and credentials. The analysis also shows how these students can both strategically take up, and disrupt the 'Asian' student position imagined for them. On these grounds, this paper alerts practitioners to the risk of unexamined cultural categories, and argues against 'one-size-fits-all' preparatory programs premised on such constraining models.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen_US
dc.publisher.placeNew Yorken_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleLearning and Teaching Across Cultures in Higher Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom114en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto132en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330103en_US
dc.titleMobile Students, Flexible Identities and Liquid Modernity: Disrupting Western Teachers’ Assumptions of ‘The Asian Learner'en_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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