Returning

– by Valerie Miller – Returning is a problematic word for anthropologists. To turn is to go around, go another direction, move to a different position. But REturning would then mean to stay right where you are (by turning again), realizing the full circle. It is movement from A to B to A, movement from … Continue reading Returning

The Rochambo of Paradox, Conundrums, Dilemmas, and School Bureaucracies

The below is pp. 185-186 (Chapter 9) of my book Schooling, Childhood, and Bureaucracy: Bureaucratizing the Child. Other extracts can be read here at Ethnography.com here, (Leaky First Graders, etc.) here, (How the Rich Educate their Children: A Swiss Hogwarts) and here. (Children as Raw Material on the Bureaucratic Assembly Line) Or better yet, you … Continue reading The Rochambo of Paradox, Conundrums, Dilemmas, and School Bureaucracies