Education and Identity in Rural France: The Politics of Schooling

Education and Identity in Rural France: The Politics of Schooling

by Deborah Reed-Danahay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521483123

ISBN-13: 9780521483124

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In an ethnographic study of a remote community in the Auverne, Dr Reed-Danahay challenges conventional views about the French school system. She demonstrates how parents subvert and resist the ideological messages of the teachers, describing the ways in which a sense of local difference is sustained, even in the official educational discourse. A significant…  See more details below

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In an ethnographic study of a remote community in the Auverne, Dr Reed-Danahay challenges conventional views about the French school system. She demonstrates how parents subvert and resist the ideological messages of the teachers, describing the ways in which a sense of local difference is sustained, even in the official educational discourse. A significant contribution to the anthropology of eduction, the book offers fresh insights into the ways in which French culture is transmitted to the coming generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521483124
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series, #98
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: journey to Lavialle1
2Theoretical orientations: schooling, families, and power22
3Cultural identity and social practice42
4Les notres: families and farms66
5From child to adult84
6Schooling the Laviallois: historical perspectives110
7Families and schools134
8The politics of schooling157
9Everyday life at school184
10Conclusions: persistence, resistance, and coexistence206
Notes214
Bibliography222
Index233

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