Comparing Ethnographies: Local Studies of Education Across the Americas

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Comparing Ethnographies: Local Studies of Education Across the Americas

eBook Publication date: July 2017
ISBN: 978-0-935302-68-4

Kathryn Anderson-Levitt and Elsie Rockwell, Editors​

Comparing Ethnographies presents cross-national comparisons that give researchers and students a fresh look at familiar concepts. How does it matter, for example, to think in terms of “majorities” rather than “minorities,” “migrants” rather than “immigrants,” or “intercultural education” rather than “multicultural education”? How does indigenous education or the work of teachers look different to ethnographers from different countries of the Americas? This engaging new volume edited by Kathryn Anderson-Levitt and Elsie Rockwell includes essays from experts throughout the Americas that help readers understand and learn from ethnographic educational research conducted across the Western Hemisphere, and also includes a practical guide to finding the relevant literature.

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About the Editors

Kathryn Anderson-Levitt is Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Education, Division of Social Research Methods, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Michigan–Dearborn, and a former editor of Anthropology and Education Quarterly. She is the author of Teaching Cultures: Knowledge for Teaching First Grade in France and the United States (2002), and the editor of Local Meanings, Global Schooling: Anthropology and World Culture Theory (2003).

Elsie Rockwell is emeritus researcher and professor and past head of the Department of Educational Research of the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies in Mexico City (Cinvestav). Trained in history and social anthropology, she has conducted research on rural and indigenous schooling and literacy in Mexico during the past four decades.

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