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.

Memories and Memorials: A Diploma and a Chevrolet

Memories and Memorials: A Diploma and a Chevrolet

Memories and memorials: A diploma and a chevrolet

Newark, New Jersey, the originary site of this study, is a commercial and port city across the Hudson River from New York City. In the 1950s it had a population of about 500,000… It was very mixed in racial and ethnic terms…Weequahic became known as a predominantly Jewish neighbourhood. The most famous graduate of Weequahic High School is Philip Roth. (Ortner, 2003: 2–3)

Before I went to Emerley Hill School in Ledlington in 1997 I was told that there had been a fire in the school, and the whole attic had been burnt. A girl had been caught in the fire and died and she used to haunt the attic ...

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