Courses: Anthropology of Education: State of the Debate (ANTHH209A01)

Fall 2009

Education and schooling in anthropological literature. We will compare the concepts of ""socialization"" in British Social Anthropology with ""cultural transmission"" in American Cultural Anthropology to look for the different ways in which the role of education in social reproduction and transformation has been framed over time. In addition to basic works by thinkers such as Durkheim, Malinowski, Mead, Benedict and Boas, we will read a selection of ethnographies of schooling from the United States, Africa and Japan.

Prerequisites: One course in Anthropology or Education.

Fulfills: SO I


Anthropology (Web site)

Taught By

Zolani Ngwane (Profile)


Haverford, Hall 007

Meeting Times

MW 2:30-4:00