Schooling The Symbolic Animal

Schooling The Symbolic Animal

by Bradley A. U. Levinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742501191

ISBN-13: 9780742501195

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This anthology introduces some of the most influential literature shaping our understanding of the social and cultural foundations of education today. Together the selections provide students a range of approaches for interpreting and designing educational experiences worthy of the multicultural societies of our present and future. The reprinted selections are…  See more details below

Overview

This anthology introduces some of the most influential literature shaping our understanding of the social and cultural foundations of education today. Together the selections provide students a range of approaches for interpreting and designing educational experiences worthy of the multicultural societies of our present and future. The reprinted selections are contextualized in new interpretive essays written specifically for this volume.

Author Biography: Bradley A.U. Levinson is assistant professor of education and adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at Indiana University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742501195
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Whither the Symbolic Animal? Society, Culture, and Education at the Millennium1
Sect. IThe Symbolic Animal: Foundations of Education in Cultural Transmission and Acquisition13
1The Impact of the Concept of Culture on the Concept of Man25
2Culture is Ordinary31
3The Education of the Samoan Child36
4Stalking with Stories41
5Education and the Human Condition53
6The Nature of Education57
7Why Do Frenchmen?62
8Becoming a Marihuana User66
Sect. IICulture, Modernization, and Formal Education75
9The Shaping of Men's Minds: Adaptations to Imperatives of Culture83
10Formal Schooling and the Production of Modern Citizens in the Ecuadorian Amazon108
11Transmitting Traditional Values in New Schools: Elementary Education of Pulap Atoll123
12The Cultural Transformation of Western Education in Sierra Leone137
Sect. IIISchool Practice and Community Life: Cultural Congruence, Conflict, and Discontinuity159
13What No Bedtime Story Means: Narrative Skills at Home and School169
14Understanding Cultural Diversity and Learning190
15Formation and Transformation of Funds of Knowledge among U.S.-Mexican Households207
16Habitus and Cultural Identity: Home/School Relationships in Rural France223
Sect. IVCultural Production and Reproduction in Contemporary Schools237
17Ability Grouping as a Self-fulfilling Prophecy: A Microanalysis of Teacher-Student Interaction248
18Beneath the Skin and between the Ears: A Case Study in the Politics of Representation259
19Moments of Discontent: University Women and the Gender Status Quo280
20Class and Gender Dynamics in a Ruling-Class School296
Sect. VNew Directions in the Study of Culture, Learning, and Education315
21"Those Loud Black Girls": (Black) Women, Silence, and Gender "Passing" in the Academy327
22Tying Things Together (and Stretching Them Out) with Popular Culture344
23Fieldwork in the Postcommunity358
24The Fax, the Jazz Player, and the Self-storyteller: How Do People Organize Culture?369
Afterword: Implications for Educational Policy and Practice378
Index383

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