Globalisation and deterritorialisation: an example of an academic discipline in the Malay Archipelago

Geerlings, Lennie R.C., and Lundberg, Anita (2014) Globalisation and deterritorialisation: an example of an academic discipline in the Malay Archipelago. In: Proceedings of the 37th HERDSA Annual International Conference (37), pp. 137-146. From: HERDSA 2014: 37th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference, 7-10 July 2014, Hong Kong.

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Abstract

Understanding the cultural effects of the globalisation of knowledge is of central concern in higher education research. This reading maps an analytical space for research on cultural negotiations in academic disciplines. It re-reads Appadurai's theory of global imaginaries (1996) through Deleuze and Guattari's notion of deterritorialisation (1983; 1994; 2005), and applies it to the study of clinical psychology education in the Malay Archipelago. Deleuze and Guattari's deterritorialisation concept provides insights into the cultural subtleties of transnational education and the dynamics of change in academic disciplines. The case study illustrates that disciplines are themselves territories, changing from within, as well as with geographical movement. This analytic inquiry provides a preliminary mapping of clinical psychology territories in the Malay Archipelago through an anthropological approach, it concludes with directions for further research.

Item ID: 36820
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: globalisation of knowledge, social imaginary, de/reterritorialisation
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ISBN: 978-0-908557-96-7
ISSN: 1441-001X
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 04:17
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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