Dear CAE members:
See below announcements for books published and edited by CAE members, and events related to these new publications at the annual meeting:
- Anthropologies of Education: A Global Guide to Ethnographic Studies of Learning and Schooling (Kathryn Anderson-Levitt, editor). Berghahn Books.
- A Companion to the Anthropology of Education (Bradley Levinson & Mica Pollock, editors). Wiley-Blackwell.
- Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town (Barbara Rogoff, author). Oxford.
Berghahn Books is pleased to announce the recent publication of Anthropologies of Education: A Global Guide to Ethnographic Studies of Learning and Schooling, edited by Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt.
This study responds to the call to attend to educational research outside the United States and to break out of “metropolitan provincialism.” A guide to the anthropologies and ethnographies of learning and schooling published in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Slavic languages, Japanese, and English as a second language, it shows how scholars in Latin America, Japan, and elsewhere adapt European, American, and other approaches to create new traditions. Thus, this global survey raises new questions and casts a new light on what has become a too-familiar discipline in the United States.
Additional information on the title is available on our website:
If you are interested in obtaining a copy for a 50% discount, please use this form. This offer is valid until December 12th and is only for individuals.
As the perfect complement to Katie Anderson-Levitt’s new book, Mica Pollock
and I would like to bring to your attention the publication of our new
edited book, A Companion to the Anthropology of Education (2011,
Wiley-Blackwell). In this book, Mica and I attempt to provide a
state-of-the-art panorama of the field (though, admittedly, not quite as
geographically and nationally diverse as Anderson-Levitt). Most of the
authors of the book’s 32 chapters are CAE members, and the Companion was
conceptualized with much input from CAE members. The book is expensive, and
we can’t provide you with any special offers, BUT, any day now it should be
available electronically as part of the Blackwell Online Reference Library,
to which many , if not most of your institutions probably have subscribed.
Therefore, our hope is that it will soon be available to most of you
virtually, free of charge.
Relatedly, we would also like to call to your attention the special session
we have organized for Thursday over the noon hour, called “Traces and
Legacies of Education in the Discipline: A Roundtable Conversation.” Our
new volume will serve as the primary reference point for a broader
discussion about how the study of education “fits” into the broader
discipline of anthropology, both historically and in the contemporary
moment. Discussants include Dorothy Holland (UNC), David Mills (Oxford),
and Tom Weisner (UCLA). We know that there’s a lot of competition, even
from other good CAE sessions, at precisely the same time, but we
nonetheless hope to see many of you there.
I’d like to invite CAE members to a book signing (and a treat) at the AAA meetings, for “Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town,” at the Oxford booth on Thursday the 17th at noon.
“Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town” (Oxford, 2011).
Developing Destinies recounts one remarkable person’s life and the life of her community. It blends psychology, anthropology, and history to reveal the integral role that culture plays in human development. With extensive photographs and accounts of Mayan family life, medical practices, birth, child development, and learning, the book shows that we can better understand the role of culture in our lives by examining how people participate in cultural practices. This book brings theory alive with fascinating ethnographic findings
that advance our understanding of childhood, culture, and change.
Developing Destinies is based on Rogoff’s 35 years of child development research in the Mayan town of San Pedro la Laguna, on Lake Atitlan. One of the town’s leading child development experts is doña Chona Pérez, who was born with the destiny of being a midwife in the Mayan spiritual tradition. The book, written together with doña Chona and two of her grandchildren, gives an account of how family lives change and continue with traditional practices, across Chona’s 85 years, and extending back to historical accounts from pre-Hispanic times.
The author’s royalties are contributed to the Learning Center and other projects in this Mayan town.
Have a look at the book and related paintings and photos and reviews on Facebook
(and if you like it, “like it”)