Bury my heart in Doha: Reflections on performing Western academia overseas

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Abstract

Critical reflection on the course of the Western university system has never been more important than at the juncture of its exportation around the world. The importation of Western academic institutions in the modernizing states of the Muslim world is fraught with contradictions, responding to the desire to craft a citizenship recognizable to the nation-state. Despite the relationship of Western universities to modernization as a disciplining project, these institutions also carry promise. Western universities overseas can hope to revive, in dialogue with their host societies, an alternative person-centered vision of learning shared by Western humanists and classical Islamic pedagogies alike.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of General Education
Volume63
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Cultural exchange
  • Humanities
  • Islamic education
  • Modernization
  • Muslim world
  • University education

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Bury my heart in Doha : Reflections on performing Western academia overseas. / Wright, Zachary.

In: Journal of General Education, Vol. 63, No. 2-3, 2014, p. 113-120.

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