Title

Teaching elsewhere : anthropological pedagogy, racism and indifference in a Hong Kong classroom

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Australian Journal of Anthropology

Publication Date

8-1-2001

Volume

12

Issue

2

First Page

127

Last Page

154

Abstract

This essay is concerned with the political, historical and cultural contexts of teaching and learning in Hong Kong, focusing on my recent experiences of tertiary teaching there. Although an emphasis on rote learning driven by an exam oriented educational trajectory is now widely criticised, strong institutional and social forces still operate to produce a student body highly resistant to radicalising discourses. I argue that cultural indifference, chauvinism and racism pervade the classroom, posing particular challenges for anthropological pedagogy.

DOI

10.1111/j.1835-9310.2001.tb00301.x

Print ISSN

10358811

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Copyright © 2001 Australian Anthropological Society. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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