A Companion to the Anthropology of Education (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Anthropology)

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Anthropology)

By: Mica Pollock (editor), Bradley A. Levinson (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. * Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts * Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists * Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark * Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

About Author

Bradley A. Levinson is Professor of Education, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Latino Studies, and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Indiana University. He is the author of We are All Equal: Student Culture and Identity at a Mexican Secondary School (2001) and Beyond Critique: Exploring Critical Social Theories and Education (2010), and editor or co-editor of Policy as Practice: Toward a Comparative Sociocultural Analysis of Educational Policy (with M. Sutton, 2001), and Reimagining Civic Education: How Diverse Societies Form Democratic Citizens (with D. Stevick, 2007). Mica Pollock is Associate Professor of Education at Harvard, studies how youth and adults discuss and address everyday issues of diversity and opportunity in schools and communities. She is the author of two ethnographies, Colormute: Race Talk Dilemmas in an American School (2004) and Because of Race: How Americans Debate Harm and Opportunity in Our Schools (2008), and the editor of a volume for educators that includes many anthropologists, Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School (2008).


List of Contributors viii Introduction 1 Mica Pollock and Bradley A.U. Levinson Part I Histories and Generations 9 1 World Anthropologies of Education 11 Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt 2 Culture 25 Frederick Erickson 3 The Ethnography of Schooling Writ Large, 1955 2010 34 Ray McDermott and Jason Duque Raley 4 Education, Cultural Production, and Figuring Out What to Do Next 50 Herve Varenne, with Jill Koyama 5 Recovering History in the Anthropology of Education 65 Elsie Rockwell 6 The Rise of Class Culture Theory in Educational Anthropology 81 Douglas Foley 7 If There s Going to Be an Anthropology of Education 97 Harry F. Wolcott 8 Building an Applied Educational Anthropology beyond the Academy 112 Jean J. Schensul Part II Education via Language: Speaking, Writing, Playing 135 9 Linguistic Anthropology of Education 137 Stanton Wortham and Angela Reyes 10 The Anthropology of Literacy 154 Lesley Bartlett, Dina Lopez, Lalitha Vasudevan, and Doris Warriner 11 The Anthropology of Language Planning and Policy 177 Teresa L. McCarty and Larisa Warhol 12 Language Socialization across Educational Settings 197 Patricia Baquedano-Lopez and Sera Jean Hernandez 13 Ethnographic Studies of Children and Youth and the Media 212 Joseph Tobin and Allison Henward 14 Hip Hop and the Politics of Ill-literacy 232 H. Samy Alim 15 Argumentation and the Negotiation of Scientific Authority in Classrooms 247 Laura J. Wright, Joel Kuipers, and Gail Viechnicki Part III States, Identities, and Education 263 16 The Predicament of Embodied Nationalisms and Educational Subjects 265 Veronique Benei 17 Toward an Anthropology of (Democratic) Citizenship Education 279 Bradley A.U. Levinson 18 Development, Post-colonialism, and Global Networks as Frameworks for the Study of Education in Africa and Beyond 299 Amy Stambach and Zolani Ngwane 19 Civil Sociality and Childhood Education 316 Sally Anderson 20 Anthropological Perspectives on Chinese Children, Youth, and Education 333 Vanessa L. Fong and Sung won Kim 21 Schools, Skills, and Morals in the Contemporary Middle East 349 Fida Adely and Gregory Starrett 22 Educational Policy, Anthropology, and the State 368 Carlos Minana Blasco and Carolina Arango Vargas Part IV Roles, Experiences, and Institutions 389 23 Immigrants and Education 391 Margaret A. Gibson and Jill P. Koyama 24 Variations on Diversity and the Risks of Bureaucratic Complicity 408 Angel Diaz de Rada and Livia Jimenez Sedano 25 Toward an Anthropology of Teachers and Teaching 425 Sarah Jewett and Katherine Schultz 26 Cultural Anthropology Looks at Higher Education 445 Wesley Shumar and Shabana Mir 27 What Makes the Anthropology of Educational Policy Implementation Anthropological ? 461 Edmund T. Hamann and Lisa Rosen Part V Interventions 479 28 The Past, Present, and Future of Funds of Knowledge 481 Norma Gonzalez, Leisy Wyman, and Brendan H. O Connor 29 Multiculturalism and Intercultural Education Facing the Anthropology of Education 495 Gunther Dietz and Laura Selene Mateos Cortes 30 A Sociohistorical Perspective for Participatory Action Research and Youth Ethnography in Social Justice Education 517 Julio Cammarota 31 Parents as Critical Educators and Ethnographers of Schooling 530 Janise Hurtig and Andrea Dyrness 32 The Critical Ethnography of Public Policy for Social Justice 547 Patricia D. Lopez, Angela Valenzuela, and Emmanuel Garcia Index 563

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 592
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  • weight: 1194
  • ISBN10: 1405190051

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