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Nation-State, School and Ethnic Difference in The Netherlands, Britain, Germany, and France
Edited by Werner Schiffauer, Gerd Baumann†, Riva Kastoryano and Steven Vertovec
256 pages, 10 illus., index
ISBN 978-1-57181-594-1 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (March 2004)
ISBN 978-1-57181-595-8 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (December 2005)
eISBN 978-1-78238-723-7 eBook
“The result is a truly innovative approach to contrasting ideas and practices of building civil cultures.” · Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
For several years now, the concepts of 'civil culture' and 'civil society' have been widely discussed in the social sciences. Theoretically innovative and empirically rich, this volume is one of few studies that offer solid and focused ethnographic research on how the tenets and assumptions of civil culture are inculcated in schools. The authors examined school curricula, texts and pedagogical practices, observed daily interaction within the schools and outside, and conducted numerous interviews and discussion groups. The experience of students from Turkish backgrounds in the four countries was given special attention, thus offering valuable insights into the changing dynamics of nation-state civil cultures in multicultural societies.
Werner Schiffauer is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the European University, Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany.
Gerd Baumann† was Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam.
Riva Kastoryano is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in International Studies (CNRS), Paris.
Steven Vertovec is Professor of Transnational Anthropology at the University of Oxford.
Subject: Educational Studies
Area: Europe Germany
Introduction: Nation-state, Schools and Civil Enculturation
PART I: FOUR CIVIL CULTURES AT SCHOOL
Chapter 1. The School as a Place in its Social Space
Gerd Baumann and Thijl Sunier
Chapter 2. Representing the Nation in History Textbooks
Werner Schiffauer and Thijl Sunier
Chapter 3. Taxonomies of Cultural Difference: Constructions of Otherness
Sabine Mannitz and Werner Schiffauer
Chapter 4. The Place of Religion in Four Civil Cultures
Chapter 5. Muslim Headscarves in Four Nation-states and Schools
PART II: CIVIL ENCULTURATION AND DISCURSIVE ASSIMILATION
Chapter 6. National Language and Mother Tongue
Chapter 7. Regimes of Discipline and Civil Conduct in Berlin and Paris
Chapter 8. Argumentative Strategies
Chapter 9. Pupils’ Negotiations of Cultural Difference: Identity Management and Discursive Assimilation
Epilogue: Limitations, Convergence and Cross-overs
Notes on Contributors
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