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Education and Identity in Rural France The Politics of Schooling

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ISBN-10: 0521616174

ISBN-13: 9780521616171

Edition: 2004

Authors: Deborah Reed-Danahay, Meyer Fortes, Edmund Leach, Jack Goody, Stanley Tambiah

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Drawing on an ethnographic study of a remote community in the Auvergne, Dr. Reed-Danahay challenges conventional views about the operation of the French school system. She shows how parents subvert and resist the ideological messages of the teachers, and describes the ways in which a sense of local difference is sustained and valued, even in the official educational discourse. A significant contribution to the anthropology of education, this book offers fresh insights into the ways in which French culture is transmitted to the coming generation. Dr. Reed-Danahay also provides lucid and critical discussions of sociological theories on education, including those of Bourdieu.
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Deborah Reed-Danahay is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is author of Education and Identity in Rural France: The Politics of Schooling and editor of Auto/Ethnography: Rewriting the Self and the Social, and has published many key articles on the work of Pierre Bourdieu. She lives in Arlington, Texas.

Introduction: journey to Lavialle
Theoretical orientations: schooling, families, and power
Cultural identity and social practice
Les notres: families and farms
From child to adult
Schooling the Laviallois: historical perspectives
Families and schooling
The politics of schooling
Everyday life at school
Conclusions: persistence, resistance, and co-existence