Key Themes in the Ethnography of Education (BSA New Horizons in Sociology)

Key Themes in the Ethnography of Education (BSA New Horizons in Sociology)

By: Ms Sara Delamont (author)Hardback

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This book is a synoptic survey of fifty years of ethnography in formal and informal educational settings. Uniquely, it pulls together the core findings from both the anthropology and the sociology of education, drawing on international research to explore a range of themes, from movement and mobilities to the body, identity, time and space.

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Dr Sara Delamont, DSc Econ, AcSS. read Social Anthropology at Girton College Cambridge, did her PhD at Edinburgh, and lectured at Leicester before moving to Cardiff in 1976. She was the first woman to be President of BERA (the British Education Research Association) and the first woman Dean of Social Sciences at Cardiff. She has done ethnographies in schools, and other settings where teaching and learning take place such as operatic master classes and martial arts studios. With Paul Atkinson she is the Founding Editor of Qualitative Research, and is the author of fourteen books.


Introduction: A Detective of Some Kind One Page of Notes and No Hypotheses: The Spyglass of Anthropology Places and Spaces: A Group on the Store Porch Time and Timescapes: 'We Were to Dance Three Hours' Memories and Memorials: A Diploma and a Chevrolet Movement and Mobilities: Heading my Toenails Bodies and Performativity: Not a Pleasure Dancing but Ceremonial Groups and Identities: The Profound Silence of the Initiated Narratives and Other Tales: 'Ah come to collect some old stories' Senses and Multi-Sensory Matters: Indescribable Noises, Sights, Feelings Knowledge and its Transmission: 'Taught Me All That He Could' Conclusions: Through the Roiling Smoke

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781412901581
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781412901581
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1412901588

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