Education and Identity in Rural France: The Politics of Schooling by Deborah Reed-Danahay | 9780521616171 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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: 0521616174

ISBN-13: 9780521616171

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Drawing on an ethnographic study of a remote community in the Auvergne, Dr. Reed-Danahay challenges conventional views about the operation of the French school system. She shows how parents subvert and resist the ideological messages of the teachers, and describes the ways in which a sense of local difference is sustained and valued, even in the official

Overview

Drawing on an ethnographic study of a remote community in the Auvergne, Dr. Reed-Danahay challenges conventional views about the operation of the French school system. She shows how parents subvert and resist the ideological messages of the teachers, and describes the ways in which a sense of local difference is sustained and valued, even in the official educational discourse. A significant contribution to the anthropology of education, this book offers fresh insights into the ways in which French culture is transmitted to the coming generation. Dr. Reed-Danahay also provides lucid and critical discussions of sociological theories on education, including those of Bourdieu.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521616171
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series, #98
Edition description:
Paperback Re-issue
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(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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