The intellect, mobility and epistemic positioning in doing comparisons and comparative education

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Kim, T. 2014. The intellect, mobility and epistemic positioning in doing comparisons and comparative education. Comparative Education. 50 (1), pp. 58-72.
AuthorsKim, T.
Abstract

This article offers a reflexive analysis and discussion on the relationship between academic mobility and comparative knowledge creation. It argues that what constitutes ‘comparative knowledge’ is not solely Wissenschaften but more often entwined with Weltanschauungen, derived from lived experiences – as exemplified in the biographic narratives of some of the major intellects. It reviews the notions of the ‘gaze’ and the concepts of the Other and Homeworld/Alienworld as epistemic positioning in doing comparative education. In the framework of phenomenological thinking, the paper discusses the intimate relationship between comparative knowledge and positional knowledge.

JournalComparative Education
Journal citation50 (1), pp. 58-72
ISSN1360-0486
0305-0068
Year2014
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/03050068.2013.874237
Publication dates
Print20 Feb 2014
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Deposited20 Feb 2017
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Comparative Education on 20/02/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03050068.2013.874237.
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