Asian Migration and Education Cultures in the Anglosphere

1st Edition

Megan Watkins, Christina Ho, Rose Butler

February 14, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 198 Pages
ISBN 9780367180379 - CAT# K416152
Series: Research in Ethnic and Migration Studies


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Asian migration and mobilities are transforming education cultures in the Anglo-sphere, prompting mounting debates about ‘tiger mothers’ and ‘dragon children’, and competition and segregation in Anglo-sphere schools. This book challenges the cultural essentialism which prevails in much academic and popular discussion of ‘Asian success’ and in relation to Asian education mobilities.

As anxiety and aspiration within these spaces are increasingly ethnicised, the children of Asian migrants are both admired and resented for their educational success. This book explores popular perceptions of Asian migrant families through in-depth empirically informed accounts on the broader economic, social, historical and geo-political contexts within which education cultures are produced. This includes contributions from academics on global markets and national policies around migration and education, classed trajectories and articulations, local formations of ‘ethnic capital’, and transnational assemblages that produce education and mobility as means for social advancement.

At a time when our schooling systems and communities are undergoing rapid transformations as a result of increasing global mobility, this book is a unique and important contribution to an issue of pressing significance. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

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