This book examines the phenomenon of apprenticeship by exploring it as a social, economic, and educational institution. Studies of apprenticeship in both craft occupations and supernatural specializations in Africa, Latin America, North America, and Asia are offered. The authors also look at apprenticeship as a method in anthropological field research. Many of the contributors have apprenticed themselves in other-cultural settings, providing a unique marriage of subject and method in cross-cultural research. Esther N. Goody provides a summary look at learning, apprenticeship and the division of labor.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series in the Anthropology of Work Series|
About the Author
Michael W. Coy is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.