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Schooling the symbolic animal : social and cultural dimensions of education

Author: Bradley A Levinson
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schooling the symbolic animal.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2000
(OCoLC)606395272
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley A Levinson
ISBN: 0742501191 9780742501195 0742501205 9780742501201
OCLC Number: 44110379
Description: x, 398 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The symbolic animal : foundations of education in cultural transmission and acquisition / Bradley A.U. Levinson --
The impact of the concept of culture on the concept of man / Clifford Geertz --
Culture is ordinary / Raymond Williams --
The education of the Samoan child / Margaret Mead --
Stalking with stories / Keith H. Basso --
Education and the human condition / Jules Henry --
The nature of education / Emile Durkheim --
Why do Frenchmen? / Gregory Bateson --
Becoming a marihuana user / Howard Becker --
Culture modernization, and formal education / Margaret Sutton --
The shaping of men's minds : adaptations to imperatives of culture / Yehudi A. Cohen --
Formal schooling and the production of modern citizens in the Ecuadorian Amazon / Laura Rival --
Transmitting traditional values in new schools : elementary education of Pulap Atoll / Juliana Flinn --
The cultural transformation of Western education in Sierra Leone / Caroline Bledsoe --
School practice and community life : cultural congruence, conflict, and discontinuity / Michèle Foster --
What no bedtime story means : narrative skills at home and school / Shirley Brice Heath --
Understanding cultural diversity and learning / John U. Ogbu --
Formation and transformation of funds of knowledge among U.S.-Mexican households / Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez and James B. Greenberg --
Habitus and cultural identity : home/school relationships in rural France / Deborah Reed-Danahay --
Cultural production and reproduction in contemporary schools / Kathryn M. Borman, Amy E. Fox, and Bradley A.U. Levinson --
Ability grouping as a self-fulfilling prophecy : a microanalysis of teacher-student interaction / Donna Eder --
Beneath the skin and between the ears : a case study in the politics of representation / Hugh Mehan --
Moments of discontent : university women and the gender status quo / Dorothy C. Holland and Margaret A. Eisenhart --
Class and gender dynamics in a ruling-class school / R.W. Connell [and others] --
New directions in the study of culture, learning, and education / Margaret Eisenhart --
"Those loud Black girls" : (Black) women, silence, and gender "passing" in the academy / Signithia Fordham --
Tying things together (and stretching them out) with popular culture / Jan Nespor --
Fieldwork in the postcommunity / Sherry B. Ortner --
The fax, the jazz player, and the self-storyteller : how do people organize culture? / Margaret Eisenhart.
Other Titles: Social and cultural dimensions of education
Responsibility: edited by Bradley A.U. Levinson with Kathryn M. Borman [and others].

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