Pledging Allegiance

Rippberger and Kathleen A. And Mexican schools. Susan J. Staudt illuminate the complex overlays of culture and learning through the eyes of students, teachers, and administrators in U. S. Offering a critical ethnography of education at the U. S. Mexico border, pledging Allegiance explores how public schools teach cultural and national values explicitly and implicitly.

This book examines nationalism and civic ritual, bilingualism, technology, and classroom organization to discover how educators along the border impart senses of national and cultural identity to their students.

Trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities

Transgender identities have moved from the margins to the mainstream with dizzying speed, and ethnoracial boundaries have blurred. Paradoxically, while sex has a much deeper biological basis than race, choosing or changing one's sex or gender is more widely accepted than choosing or changing one’s race.

Trans gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities. If jenner could legitimately identify as a woman, long understood as stable, and unambiguous, Rogers Brubaker shows how gender and race, could Dolezal legitimately identify as black?Taking the controversial pairing of “transgender” and “transracial” as his starting point, inborn, have in the past few decades opened up―in different ways and to different degrees―to the forces of change and choice.

By rethinking race and ethnicity through the multifaceted lens of the transgender experience―encompassing not just a movement from one category to another but positions between and beyond existing categories―Brubaker underscores the malleability, contingency, and arbitrariness of racial categories.

At a critical time when gender and race are being reimagined and reconstructed, Trans explores fruitful new paths for thinking about identity. In the summer of 2015, shortly after caitlyn jenner came out as transgender, the NAACP official and political activist Rachel Dolezal was "outed" by her parents as white, touching off a heated debate in the media about the fluidity of gender and race.

Yet while few accepted dolezal’s claim to be black, and as race and ethnicity, racial identities are becoming more fluid as ancestry―increasingly understood as mixed―loses its authority over identity, come to be understood as something we do, like gender, not just something we have.

Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States

University of Chicago Press. Featuring nearly one hundred stills from the videotapes, Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited artfully and insightfully illustrates the surprising, illuminating, and at times entertaining experiences of four-year-olds—and their teachers—on both sides of the Pacific. Trans gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities.

Published twenty years ago, the original preschool in Three Cultures was a landmark in the study of education: a profoundly enlightening exploration of the different ways preschoolers are taught in China, Japan, and the United States. Here, lead author joseph tobin—along with new collaborators Yeh Hsueh and Mayumi Karasawa—revisits his original research to discover how two decades of globalization and sweeping social transformation have affected the way these three cultures educate and care for their youngest pupils.

Putting their subjects’ responses into historical perspective, Tobin, discuss how the teachers adapt to these demands, Hsueh, and Karasawa analyze the pressures put on schools to evolve and to stay the same, and examine the patterns and processes of continuity and change in each country.

Ethnicity, Inc. Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning

Anthropologists John L. Through a wide-ranging exploration of the changing relationship between culture and the market, they address a pressing question: Wherein lies the future of ethnicity? Their account begins in South Africa, with the incorporation of an ethno-business in venture capital by a group of traditional African chiefs.

These phenomena range from the disturbing through the intriguing to the absurd. Through them, the comaroffs trace the contradictory effects of neoliberalism as it transforms identities and social being across the globe. Is a penetrating account of the ways in which ethnic populations are remaking themselves in the image of the corporation—while corporations coopt ethnic practices to open up new markets and regimes of consumption.

. University of Chicago Press. University of Chicago Press. Ethnicity, Inc. Trans gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities. Intellectually rigorous but leavened with wit, capitalism, this is a powerful, highly original portrayal of a new world being born in a tectonic collision of culture, and identity.

But their horizons are global: native american casinos; scotland’s efforts to brand itself; a zulu ethno-theme park named Shakaland; a world religion declared to be intellectual property; a chiefdom made into a global business by means of its platinum holdings; San “Bushmen” with patent rights potentially worth millions of dollars; nations acting as commercial enterprises; and the rapid growth of marketing firms that target specific ethnic populations are just some of the diverse examples that fall under the Comaroffs’ incisive scrutiny.

And jean comaroff analyze a new moment in the history of human identity: its rampant commodification.