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Cultural globalization and language education

Author: B Kumaravadivelu
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
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We live in a world that is marked by the twin processes of economic and cultural globalization. In this thought provoking book, Kumaravadivelu explores the impact of cultural globalization on second and foreign language education.
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Kumaravadivelu, B., 1948-
Cultural globalization and language education.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)645831381
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: B Kumaravadivelu
ISBN: 9780300111101 030011110X
OCLC Number: 123349739
Description: xiii, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The lay of the land --
Culture and its complexities --
Cultural globalization and its processes --
Cultural stereotype and its perils --
Cultural assimilation and its delusions --
Cultural pluralism and its deceptions --
Cultural hybridity and its discontents --
Cultural realism and its demands --
Cultural realism and pedagogic principles --
Cultural realism and instructional strategies --
Cultural realism and intercultural communication --
The map of the territory.
Responsibility: B. Kumaravadivelu.
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