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Learning Capitalist Culture Deep in the Heart of Tejas

ISBN-10: 0812220986
ISBN-13: 9780812220988
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: Douglas E. Foley
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Description: Building on the author's thirty-six years of experience with North Town, this second edition ofLearning Capitalist Culturepresents an updated ethnographic study of the small, economically depressed, predominantly Mexican American south Texas town.  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 6/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Building on the author's thirty-six years of experience with North Town, this second edition ofLearning Capitalist Culturepresents an updated ethnographic study of the small, economically depressed, predominantly Mexican American south Texas town. Like many communities in the Southwest, North Town has undergone significant cultural and political change since the late 1960s, when the Chicano civil rights movement emerged and challenged the segregated racial order. The resulting racial confrontation between Mexicanos and Anglos created new tensions and problems for North Town youth. Douglas E. Foley examines the way in which these youth learn traditional American values through participation in sports, membership in formal and informal social groups, dating, and interactions with teachers in the classroom. Foley shows how the rituals involved in these activities tend to preserve or reproduce class and gender inequalities, even as Mexicanos transform the racial order. This edition contains updated sections on theory and field methods, as well as an epilogue that revisits many of the characters in the original ethnographic research.

Introduction
The Civil Rights Movement Comes to Town
The Great American Football Ritual
Finding an Identity in the Social Status Scene
Working and Playing Around in the Classroom
Looking Back on the 1970s: An Epilogue
Constructing a Class Culture Theory of Schooling
Reflections of a White Anthropologist on Fieldwork
Appendix: Data Tables
References
Index
Acknowledgments

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