Faculty Book: A. Suresh Canagarajah
A. Suresh Canagarajah
Reclaiming the Local in Language Policy and Practice
(Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, 2005)
While the effects of globalization around the world are being discussed in such diverse circles as corporations, law firms, and education, and while the spread of English has come to largely benefit those in positions of power, relatively little has been said about the impact of globalization at the local level, directly or indirectly. This book is unique in focusing specifically on the outcomes of globalization in and among the communities affected by these changes. The majority of chapters are case studies of specific contexts and communities, focused on situations of language teaching. Beyond their local contexts these studies are important for initiating discussion of their relevance for other, different communities and contexts. Taken together, the chapters in this book approach the task of reclaiming and making space for the local by means of negotiating with the present and the global. A. Suresh Canagarajah is a professor of English at Baruch College and The Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: DEC 1, 2005