Ethnicization through schooling: The mainstream discursive repertoires of ethnic minorities
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This article looks into the process through which minority cultures and subjects are interpreted and defined by the cultural mainstream as inferior and less valuable for the modernization of China, and in consequent need of transformation, particularly through education. In dichotomizing advanced cultures vis-A-vis backward ones, this process has ethnicized minorities' differences. However, within the process itself are internal contradictions that render any attempt at actual education self-contradictory and ultimately unproductive. Using three sources of data government policy, academic discourse and ethnographic fieldwork - the article provides corroborative evidence relating to the creation of particular images of minority cultures and subjects by the mainstream Han.