"That's the world standard": a critical ethnography of "Universal" knowledge

Geerlings, Lennie, and Lundberg, Anita (2020) "That's the world standard": a critical ethnography of "Universal" knowledge. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 51 (1). pp. 27-46.

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Abstract

This paper analyzes how knowledge is reproduced as "universal" in contemporary higher education and how this production of universality influences the application of knowledge. Using a case study of clinical psychology, it describes the results of over two years of ethnographic fieldwork in a university and professional settings in Singapore with short comparative field studies in Australia and the Netherlands. The results provide critical insights into the cultural effects and knowledge contestations within transnational higher education.

Item ID: 61134
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1548-1492
Keywords: anthropology of knowledge, anthropology of psychology, ethnography of education, universal knowledge, transnational education
Copyright Information: © 2019 The Authors. Anthropology & Education Quarterly published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American Anthropological Association. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2019 07:36
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%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 0%
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