November 15, 2011
November 15, 2011
Despite international congresses and international journals, anthropologies of education differ significantly around the world. Linguistic barriers constrain the flow of ideas, which results in a vast amount of research on educational anthropology that is not published in English or is difficult for international readers to find. This volume responds to the call to attend to educational research outside the United States and to break out of "metropolitan provincialism." A guide to the anthropologies and ethnographies of learning and schooling published in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Slavic languages, Japanese, and in English as a second language, it shows how scholars in Latin America, Japan, and elsewhere adapt European and American and other approaches to create new traditions. As the contributors show, educators draw on different foundational research and different theoretical discussions. Thus, this global survey raises new questions and casts a new light on what has become a too-familiar discipline in the United States.
"This is an important book, one might almost say a 'landmark' which will fill a big gap in the literature. This volume brings together a rather impressive range of countries, and of authors who are among the very most distinguished ethnographers of education in their countries ?There is no truly comparative study of national ethnographic traditions like this." - Bradley A.U. Levinson, University of Indiana, Bloomington
- Genre: Education, Social Science
- Subgenre: General, Anthropology / General, Anthropology / Cultural, Comparative
- Language: English
- Online Item #: 13753900
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-74-2226
- ISBN: 9780857452733
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported