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Schooling the Symbolic Animal: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education


reviewed by Edmund T. Hamann - 2002

coverTitle: Schooling the Symbolic Animal: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education
Author(s): Bradley A. Levinson et al. (ed)
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 0742501191, Pages: 398, Year: 2000
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This is an excellent book that brings together under one cover many of the most important ideas of the fields of anthropology and qualitative sociology of education or, to use the editor Bradley Levinson’s more expansive phrase, of "the interpretive social sciences" (p. 1). The book is divided into five sections, plus an introduction and an afterword. Each section begins with an introductory essay authored by the section editor. Bradley Levinson is the author of the book’s introduction and editor of the first section ("Section I: The Symbolic Animal: Foundations of Education in Cultural Transmission and Acquisition"). Section II, "Culture, Modernization, and Formal Education" is edited by Margaret Sutton, Levinson’s colleague at Indiana University. Section III, "School Practice and Community Life: Cultural Congruence, Conflict, and Discontinuity" is edited by Michèle Foster. Section IV, "Cultural Production and Reproduction in Contemporary Schools" is co-edited by Kathryn Borman, Amy Fox, and Levinson. Section V, "New Directions in the Study of Culture, Learning, and Education" is edited by Margaret Eisenhart. The book... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 1, 2002, p. 26-29
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10784, Date Accessed: 10/20/2019 5:39:38 AM

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  • Edmund Hamann
    Brown University
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    Edmund T. Hamann is a Research & Development Specialist at The Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Laboratory, a department of Brown University.
 
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