Civil Enculturation: Nation-State, School and Ethnic Difference in the Netherlands, Britain, Germany, and France

Civil Enculturation: Nation-State, School and Ethnic Difference in the Netherlands, Britain, Germany, and France

by Werner Schiffauer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571815945

ISBN-13: 9781571815941

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

For several years now, the concepts of 'civil culture' and 'civil society' have been widely discussed in the social sciences. Theoretically innovative and empirically rich, this volume is one of few studies that offer solid and focused ethnographic research on how the tenets and assumptions of civil culture are inculcated in schools. The authors

Overview

For several years now, the concepts of 'civil culture' and 'civil society' have been widely discussed in the social sciences. Theoretically innovative and empirically rich, this volume is one of few studies that offer solid and focused ethnographic research on how the tenets and assumptions of civil culture are inculcated in schools. The authors examined school curricula, texts and pedagogical practices, observed daily interaction within the schools and outside, and conducted numerous interviews and discussion groups. The experience of students from Turkish backgrounds in the four countries was given special attention, thus offering valuable insights into the changing dynamics of nation-state civil cultures in multicultural societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571815941
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introduction: Nation-state, Schools and Civil Enculturation1
Part IFour Civil Cultures at School
1The School as a Place in its Social Space21
2Representing the Nation in History Textbooks33
3Taxonomies of Cultural Difference: Constructions of Otherness60
4The Place of Religion in Four Civil Cultures88
5Muslim Headscarves in Four Nation-states and Schools119
Part IICivil Enculturation and Discursive Assimilation
6National Language and Mother Tongue147
7Regimes of Discipline and Civil Conduct in Berlin and Paris164
8Argumentative Strategies210
9Pupils' Negotiations of Cultural Difference: Identity Management and Discursive Assimilation242
Epilogue: Limitations, Convergence and Cross-overs307
Notes on Contributors335
Bibliography337
Index349

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