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'Discipline makes the nation great': visioning development and the Nepali nation-state through schools

Caddell, Martha (2005). 'Discipline makes the nation great': visioning development and the Nepali nation-state through schools. In: Benei, Veronique ed. Manufacturing citizenship: education and nationalism in Europe, South Asia and China. Routledge research in education. Oxford, UK: Routledge, pp. 76–103.

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This scene, describing the daily ritual of morning assembly as conducted in an English medium private school in eastern Nepal in autumn 2000, graphically depicts the
disciplinary dimensions of schooling and the very visible and at times violent way in which students’ behaviour is transformed to comply with the norms of the institution. Such a transformation, in Nepal as in many other contexts, is widely associated with a move away from the traditional lifestyle of the locality or village towards that considered modern, developed and more connected with the nation and, indeed, the world beyond.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-415-36488-4, 978-0-415-36488-1
Academic Unit/School: Other Departments > Other Departments
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Item ID: 2855
Depositing User: Martha Caddell
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2018 23:37
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