Education and Identity in Rural France: The Politics of Schooling

Education and Identity in Rural France: The Politics of Schooling

by Deborah Reed-Danahay, Edmund Leach, Meyer Fortes
     
 

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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

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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.

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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

l. Introduction: journey to Lavialle; 2. Theoretical orientations: schooling, families, and power; 3. Cultural identity and social practice; 4.Les notres: families and farms; 5. From child to adult; 6. Schooling the Laviallois: historical perspectives; 7. Families and schooling; 8. The politics of schooling; 9. Everyday life at school; l0. Conclusions: persistence, resistance, and co-existence

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