Asia literacy: A deeply problematic metaphor

Ariel Heryanto

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    In separate ways, two issues have concerned scholars in Australia and beyond. The first challenge concerns a desire to respond adequately to the widely accepted critique of Euro-American centricism, which is deeply embedded in much of the social sciences and humanities. The second issue hovers around ways to respond to the unsettling impacts of digital technology, which has radically altered our everyday social relations, along with knowledge production, dissemination and preservation. Neither challenge is new. Far from resolving these old issues, however, we have instead been confronted with an even sharper awareness of their complexity. Most of the time, analysts address these issues as two separate areas of inquiry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe social sciences in the Asian century
    Editors C Johnson, V Mackie, T Morris-Suzuki
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherANU Press
    ISBN (Print)9781925022599
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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