ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Rurality, Modernity, and Education

Unquestioned social scientific knowledge about modernity says that it is urban. For the rural, the only way to modernise is to develop symptoms of the urban. As a universal instrument of modernity, education is under compulsion to encourage the rural to become urban. This article examines the grammar of rural-urban relations and locates a deep anomaly which arises from the essentially "rural" character of pedagogic modernism.

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