ISBN-10:
0226111296
ISBN-13:
9780226111292
Pub. Date:
11/01/2005
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Dilemmas of Culture in African Schools: Nationalism, Youth, and the Transformation of Knowledge

Dilemmas of Culture in African Schools: Nationalism, Youth, and the Transformation of Knowledge

by Cati Coe

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ISBN-13: 9780226111292
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Cati Coe is assistant professor of anthropology at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Dilemmas of Culture in African Schools
Part One: How Culture Became the Property of the State
1. "Every Nation Has Its Own Gifts": Christianity, Schooling, and the Construction of Tradition
2. Drumming and Dancing: The State's Involvement in Tradition
Part Two: How Culture Is Reclaimed by Its Citizens
3. The Location of Culture: The Politician, the Chief, or the Teacher?
4. Modernity Divided: Christianity and the Cultural Program in the Schools
5. Folk Culture as School Knowledge: The Contradictions of Teaching Culture in Schools
6. "Do You Know How to Drum?": Youth, Knowledge, and the State
Conclusion: Youth, Nationalism, and the Transformation of Knowledge
Appendixes
Notes
Glossary
References
Index

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