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.

Narratives and Other Tales: ‘Ah Come to Collect Some Old Stories’

Narratives and Other Tales: ‘Ah Come to Collect Some Old Stories’

Narratives and other tales: ‘Ah come to collect some old stories’

Ana came from Mexico with her family. They came by covered wagon from Chihuahua, further down south. In Mexico her family owned a small carpenter shop and a grocery store. They decided to leave their beloved country… She taught Spanish forever in the schools. She taught Spanish from what I remember. She graduated in '26. I still wonder how she got into high school or college or whatever so she could become a teacher. (Pugach, 1998: 78)

Before I went to secondary school (Plash Meadow Girls Comprehensive) I was told by some students that I would be bullied, touched up by lesbian teachers and ...

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