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Migration, Borders and Education
International Sociological Inquiries

ISBN 9780367281144
Published June 25, 2019 by Routledge
228 Pages

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Book Description

This book brings together high-quality international research which examines how migration and borders are experienced in education. It presents new conceptualisations of education as a ‘border regime’, demonstrating the need for closer attention to ‘border thinking’, and diasporic and transnational analyses in education.

We live in a time in which borders – material and political – are being reasserted with profound social consequences. Both the containment and global movement of people dominate political concerns and inevitably impact educational systems and practices. Providing a global outlook, the chapters in this book present in-depth sociological analyses of the ways in which borders are constituted and reconstituted through educational practice from a diverse range of national contexts. Key issues taken up by authors include: immigration status and educational inequalities; educational inclusion and internal migration; ‘curricula nationalism’ and global citizenship; education and labour; the educational experiences of refugees and the politics of refugee education; student migration and adult education; and nationalism, colonialism and racialization.

This book was originally published as a special issue of International Studies in Sociology of Education.

Table of Contents

Introduction – Migration and the borders of education

Jessica Gerrard and Arathi Sriprakash

Section One: Understanding Borders in Education

1. Borders as the productive tension between the universal and the particular: challenges for education in a global era

Sophie Rudolph and Stephen Chatelier

2. Bordering education: migrants’ entitlements to post-compulsory education in the United Kingdom

Caroline Oliver and Vanessa Hughes

3. Education inclusion as a border regime: implications for mobile pastoralists in Ethiopia’s Afar region

Caroline Dyer

4. Educating students from refugee backgrounds: ethical conduct to resist the politics of besiegement

Ravinder Sidhu and Loshini Naidoo

5. Globalisation, cosmopolitanism and diaspora: what are the implications for understanding citizenship?

Bronwyn E. Wood and Rosalyn Black

6. Keeping doors open: transnational families and curricular nationalism

Catherine Doherty

Section Two: Bordering Practices, Resistance, and Negotiation

7. Domestic work, learning and literacy practices across transnational space

Amy North

8. Learning, labour, and value: pedagogies of work, and migration

Sara Carpenter

9. Political habitus in cross-border student migration: a longitudinal study of mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong and beyond

Cora Lingling Xu

10. Global/local nexus: between global citizenship and nationalism in a super-diverse London school

Miri Yemini

11. Nation boundedness and international students’ marginalisation: what’s emotion got to do with it?

Aneta Hayes

12. Constructions of race in Brazil: resistance and resignification in teacher education

Joel Austin Windle and Kassandra Muniz

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Jessica Gerrard is a Senior Lecturer in Education, Equity and Politics at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She researches social inequality.

Arathi Sriprakash is a Reader in Sociology at the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK, where she helps convene the Race, Empire and Education collective.