International education and (dis)embodied cosmopolitanisms

Sidhu, Ravinder Kaur and Dall'Alba, Gloria (2012) International education and (dis)embodied cosmopolitanisms. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 44 4: 413-431. doi:10.1111/j.1469-5812.2010.00722.x

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Author Sidhu, Ravinder Kaur
Dall'Alba, Gloria
Title International education and (dis)embodied cosmopolitanisms
Journal name Educational Philosophy and Theory   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0013-1857
Publication date 2012-06-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2010.00722.x
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 44
Issue 4
Start page 413
End page 431
Total pages 19
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract This article is a critical examination of practices and representations that constitute international education. While international education has provided substantial contributions and benefits for nation-states and international students, we question the discourses and practices which inform the international education export industry. The ‘brand identities’ of receiving or host countries imply that they are welcoming, respectful of multiculturalism and have a well established intellectual history, in contrast to international students' embodied experiences. There is also a tendency to represent and regard international students as disembodied learners. We conclude that these disjunctures between disembodied representations and embodied experiences are undermining the kinds of cosmopolitan sensibilities that international education claims to provide.
Keyword International education
Higher education
Marketing practices
Embodied learner
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online : 23 January, 2011

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