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Building on the author's thirty-six years of experience with North Town, this second edition ofLearning Capitalist Culturepresents an updated ethnographic study of the small, economically depressed, predominantly Mexican American south Texas town. Like many communities in the Southwest, North Town has undergone significant cultural and political change since the late 1960s, when the Chicano civil rights movement emerged and challenged the segregated racial order. The resulting racial confrontation between Mexicanos and Anglos created new tensions and problems for North Town youth. Douglas E. Foley examines the way in which these youth learn traditional American values through participation in sports, membership in formal and informal social groups, dating, and interactions with teachers in the classroom. Foley shows how the rituals involved in these activities tend to preserve or reproduce class and gender inequalities, even as Mexicanos transform the racial order. This edition contains updated sections on theory and field methods, as well as an epilogue that revisits many of the characters in the original ethnographic research.
Douglas E. Foley is Professor of Anthropology and of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of From Peones to Politicos: Class and Ethnicity in a South Texas Town, 1900-1987, and The Heartland Chronicles, the latter also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Table of Contents
|The Civil Rights Movement Comes to Town||p. 1|
|The Great American Football Ritual||p. 28|
|Finding an Identity in the Social Status Scene||p. 63|
|Working and Playing Around in the Classroom||p. 101|
|Looking Back on the 1970s: An Epilogue||p. 135|
|Constructing a Class Culture Theory of Schooling||p. 173|
|Reflections of a White Anthropologist on Fieldwork||p. 207|
|Appendix: Data Tables||p. 229|
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