Schooling the Symbolic Animal: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education (Paperback)
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Schooling the Symbolic Animal: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education (Paperback)

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Paperback 408 Pages / Published: 22/11/2000
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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. The reprinted selections are contextualized in new interpretive essays written specifically for this volume.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742501201
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 232 x 154 x 24 mm


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Beginning and advanced students alike will find much to learn from this rich and stimulating collection of essays. Written by many of the most articulate and visible scholars in the field, the twenty-four essays and five thematic chapters in Schooling the Symbolic Animal are testament to the vigor, diversity, and critical thinking of anthropological and sociological thought on education. -- Amy Stambach, author of Lessons from Mount Kilimanjaro: Schooling, Community, and Gender in East Africa
Schooling the Symbolic Animal is the definitive collection exploring the social and cultural foundations of education in pre-modern, modern and 'global' societies. -- Hugh Mehan, University of California, San Diego
Nicely balances classics, many judiciously trimmed, with well chosen new pieces. . . . It promises no easy fixes for educational problems-just a way of seeing that can change everything students used to think about learning and schooling. -- Kathryn Anderson-Levitt, University of Michigan
Often arresting and challenging . . . remarkable collection. . . . The editors develop an ingenious framework, flesh it out, and then place its pieces in a neat mosaic with clarifying introductions for each of the five sections. The articles offer a fresh look at the education of Americans. This collection is well-suited for advanced and graduate studets in education. * CHOICE *
The editors develop an ingenious framework, flesh it out, and then place its pieces in a neat mosaic with clarifying introductions for each of the five sections. -- R.O. Ulin * CHOICE *
Extraordinarily stimulating and refreshing with its unique feature of bringing giants in the field of educational anthropology and sociology to dialogue with our contemporary scholars on issues that transcend time, disciplines, and national boundaries. This book offers one of the best introductions to the contributions of social science to the study of education. -- Henry Trueba, University of Texas, Austin
Levinson and his coworkers have put together a useful and interesting book, consisting of a good sampling of what anthropologists interested in education have said, canted towards those who have said it in recognizable anthropological terms, and with some regard for the canons of anthropological discource. We can applaud this effort. * Anthropology & Education Quarterly *
The selections are well chosen, including both older familiar articles and the work of contemporary scholars studying the problems of modernity, cultural change,a nd diversity. The essays of the editors are useful, tying the material into a comprehensive, unified book that should be welcome addition to courses in the sociology of education, and similar courses. * Contemporary Sociology *

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