This book is a synoptic survey of fifty years of ethnography in formal and informal educational settings. Uniquely, it pulls together the core findings from both the anthropology and the sociology of education, drawing on international research to explore a range of themes, from movement and mobilities to the body, identity, time and space.

Places and Spaces: A Group on the Store Porch

Places and Spaces: A Group on the Store Porch

Places and spaces: A group on the store porch

In New Orleans, there were fortune tellers and fire eaters at the cathedral; second-line parades and jazz funerals, nuns on the bus; John the Conqueror and Stop Evil Floor Wash in the grocery store; chicory coffee and beignets at the French market and okra gumbo at the Napoleon House; St Expedite in the mortuary chapel and the Blessed Virgin Mary in the front yard… It was funky and decadent and beautiful and slightly dangerous. (Long, 2006: xv)

Before I went to (secondary) school at Birleton School I was told that there was a ghost in the bell tower that rings the bell after midnight.

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