Linguistic anthropology of education: An Introduction
perceived language difference
In "Resuscitating the Place of Educational Discourse in Anthropology," Bradley Levinson (1999) argues that cultural anthropology could benefit from research on education and that education could benefit from research on anthropology as well. He describes how contemporary cultural anthropologists, following a "cultural studies" focus on media, have not attended sufficiently to the roles schools play in cultural production and reproduction. He makes a strong case that topics of central interest to cultural anthropologists - like globalization, post-coloniality, and the cultural production of identity, could be illuminated by research on educational contexts and processes.