The Cultural Production of the Educated Person: Critical Ethnographies of Schooling and Local Practice / Edition 1

The Cultural Production of the Educated Person: Critical Ethnographies of Schooling and Local Practice / Edition 1

by Bradley A. Levinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791428605

ISBN-13: 9780791428603

Pub. Date: 03/07/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Examines the ways in which cultural practices and knowledges are produced in and out of schools around the world.

Eleven historical-ethnographic case studies examine the social and cultural projects of modern schools, and the contestations, dramatic and not, that emerge in and around and against them. These case studies, ranging from Taiwan to South Texas,

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Examines the ways in which cultural practices and knowledges are produced in and out of schools around the world.

Eleven historical-ethnographic case studies examine the social and cultural projects of modern schools, and the contestations, dramatic and not, that emerge in and around and against them. These case studies, ranging from Taiwan to South Texas, build upon an original joining of anthropology, critical education theory, and cultural studies. The studies advance the concept of cultural production as a way of understanding the dynamics of power and identity formation underlying different forms of "education." Using the concept of the "educated person" as a culture-specific construct, the authors examine conflicts and points of convergence between cultural practices and knowledges that are produced in and out of schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791428603
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/07/1996
Series:
SUNY series, Power, Social Identity, and Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword

1. The Cultural Production of the Educated Person: An Introduction
Bradley A. Levinson and Dorothy Holland

I. SCHOOLS AS SITES FOR THE CULTURAL PRODUCTION OF THE EDUCATED PERSON

2. Behind Schedule: Batch-Produced Children in French and U.S. Classrooms
Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt

3. The Silent Indian as a Cultural Production
Douglas E. Foley

4. Becoming Somebody in and against School: Toward a Psychocultural Theory of Gender and Self Making
Wendy Luttrell

5. In Search of Aztlán: Movimiento Ideology and the Creation of a Chicano Worldview Through Schooling
Armando Trujillo

II. THE EDUCATED PERSON IN COMPETING SITES OF CULTURAL PRODUCTION

6. Formal Schooling and the Production of ModernCitizens in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Laura Rival

7. The Production of Biologists at School and Work:Making Scientists, Conservationists, or Flowery Bone-Heads?
Margaret Eisenhart

8. Taiwanese Schools against Themselves: School CultureVersus the Subjectivity of Youth
Thomas A. Shaw

III. THE EDUCATED PERSON IN STATE DISCOURSE AND LOCAL PRACTICE

9. Social Difference and Schooled Identity at a Mexican Secundaria
Bradley A. Levinson

10. From Indios to Profesionales :Stereotypes and Student Resistance in Bolivian Teacher Training
Aurolyn Luykx

11. Schools and the Cultural Production of the EducatedPerson in a Nepalese Hill Community
Debra Skinner and Dorothy Holland

12. Keys to Appropriation: Rural Schooling in Mexico
Elsie Rockwell

Notes on Contributors

Index

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