“There is much to admire in this volume and it is impossible to read it without learning a great deal. It is well edited with good cross-referencing, making clear the connections between the chapters. This is an important and welcome book that is likely to define the field for many years to come.” (Journal of the Royal Astronomical Institute, 1 May 2013)
A Companion to the Anthropology of Educationby Bradley A. Levinson, Mica Pollock
- Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the
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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
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“An encyclopedic volume that provides a complete collection of the most important works in the anthropology of education. A must have book!”
Hugh Mehan, University of California, San Diego
Meet the Author
Bradley A. Levinson is Professor of Education and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Latino and Latin American 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 Professor of Education Studies and Director of the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) at the University of California, San Diego. 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).
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