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Linguistic Genocide in Education--or Worldwide Diversity and Human Rights? - Tove Skutnabb-Kangas

Linguistic Genocide in Education--or Worldwide Diversity and Human Rights?

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In this powerful, multidisciplinary book, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas shows how most indigenous and minority education contributes to linguistic genocide according to United Nations definitions. Theory is combined with a wealth of factual encyclopedic information and with many examples and vignettes. The examples come from all parts of the world and try to avoid Eurocentrism. Oriented toward theory and practice, facts and evaluations, and reflection and action, the book prompts readers to find information about the world and their local contexts, to reflect and to act.
A Web site with additional resource materials to this book can be found at http: //www.ruc.dk/ tovesk/

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xix
Setting the Scenep. 1
What is Happening to the Languages of the Worldp. 3
Notesp. 59
Connections Between Biodiversity and Linguistic and Cultural Diversityep. 63
Notesp. 97
Mother Tongue(s), Culture, Ethnicity, and Self-Determinationp. 101
Notesp. 203
Linguistic Diversity -- Curse or Blessing? to Be Maintained or Not? Why?p. 209
Notesp. 284
Linguistic Genocide, State Policies, and Globalisationp. 289
State Policies Towards Languages -- Linguistic Genocide, Language Death, or Support for Languages?p. 291
Notesp. 374
Globalisation, Power, and Controlp. 379
Notesp. 471
Struggle Against Linguistic Genocide and for Linguistic Human Rights in Educationp. 477
Linguistic Human Rightsp. 479
Notesp. 563
Linguistic Human Rights in Education?p. 567
Notesp. 645
Alternatives to Genocide and Dystopiap. 651
Notesp. 667
Bibliographyp. 669
Preface to Indexesp. 737
Author/Person Indexp. 739
Languages and Peoples Indexp. 755
Countries/States Indexp. 763
Subject Indexp. 769
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ISBN: 9780805834680
ISBN-10: 0805834680
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 824
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.32
Edition Number: 1