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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 of approaches for interpreting and designing educational experiences worthy of the multicultural societies of our present and future.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Whither the Symbolic Animal? Society, Culture, and Education at the Millennium
The Symbolic Animal: Foundations of Education in Cultural Transmission and Acquisition
The Impact of the Concept of Culture on the Concept of Man
Culture Is Ordinary
The Education of the Samoan Child
Stalking with Stories
Education and the Human Condition
The Nature of Education
Why Do Frenchmen?
Becoming a Marihuana User
Culture, Modernization, and Formal Education
The Shaping of Men's Minds: Adaptations to Imperatives of Culture
Formal Schooling and the Production of Modern Citizens in the Eduadorian Amazon
Transmitting Traditional Values in New Schools: Elementary Education of Pulap Atoll
The Cultural Transformation of Western Education in Sierra Leone
School Practice and Community Life: Cultural Congruence, Conflict, and Discontinuity
What No Bedtime Story Means: Narrative Skills at Home and School
Understanding Cultural Diversity and Learning
Formation and Transformation of Funds of Knowledge among U.S.-Mexican Households
Habitus and Cultural Identity: Home/School Relationships in Rural France
Cultural Production and Reproduction in Contemporary Schools
Ability Grouping as a Self-fulfilling Prophecy: A Microanalysis of Teacher-Student Interaction
Beneath the Skin and between the Ears: A Case Study in the Politics of Representation
Moments of Discontent: University Women and the Gender Status Quo
Class and Gender Dynamics in a Ruling-Class School
New Directions in the Study of Culture, Learning, and Education
"Those Loud Black Girls": (Black) Women, Silence, and Gender "Passing" in the Academy
Tying Things Together (and Stretching Them Out) with Popular Culture
Fieldwork in the Postcommunity
The Fax, the Jazz Player, and the Self-storyteller: How Do People Organize Culture?
Afterword: Implications for Educational Policy and Practice
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