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Burnished Ornamentalism: The Social Aesthetics of Postcolonial Elite Schools in Globalizing Circumstances

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Global Studies
Location
https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ywWiBtjpStWEsFS3tZM8Hg
Virtual
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Date
Oct 6, 2021   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Cameron McCarthy
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Contact
Tim Pollack
E-Mail
tpollack@illinois.edu
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Prof. Cameron McCarthy (Communication Scholar and University Scholar in the Department of Educational Policy, Leadership, and Organization (EPOL) and in the Institute of Communications Research, UIUC) will give a presentation that addresses the matter of the management and conservation of histories (“burnished ornamentalism”) in three school sites: in Barbados, India and Singapore respectively. These schools form part of a 5-year, 9-country study of postcolonial elite schools in globalizing circumstances—a flash point of articulation between these schools and profound change. This presentation turns on this fundamental fact: that these schools, which are the products of societies marked historically by colonial and imperial encounters, are now driven forward by new energies associated with marketization, neoliberalism and globalization as these countries lurch forward unevenly towards a post-developmental era.

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