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How things fit (photo credit: M. Heins 2010) While the photo is titled “How things fit,” this post will also discuss how things don’t fit neatly, how friction can be productive, and how spaces of controversy can provoke learning. In the Education Policy article below, I discuss how I’ve used actor-network theory  as an organizing [...]

The Concept of Culture

THE CONCEPT OF CULTURE Despite the multiple and various “critiques in anthropology [that] have largely dethroned the concept of culture from its once-central position in anthropological theory” (Gershon and Taylor 2008: 417), culture remains an enduring and relevant notion in my work on education in America. I take seriously that “[a]s anthropologists, we must face [...]