ERIC Number: ED125987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Why Belong? A Conversation about Cultural Anthropology.
Peacock, James; Ryan, Carol Ball
A conversation about cultural anthropology between a college anthropology professor and an English and humanities high school teacher is related. As part of the National Humanities Faculty Why Series, the book is intended to help students, teachers, and citizens maintain and improve their intellectual vigor and human awareness and to help them reflect on the purpose, methods, and usefulness of a wide range of human endeavors. A major area of concern is why, in our contemporary world, young people are so narrowly and strongly identified with small groups on territory (street gangs for example), social and economic class, and ethnic or racial origin. How these groups can be induced to extend their horizons of identification to the larger power systems of nation-states is discussed. To help social groups accept each other's differences without hostility, educators must teach tolerance without destroying self-justifying group identifications. What is involved in achieving such goals is discussed. Also included is a bibliographical note that cites anthropology resource materials of interest to teachers and students. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Global Approach, Humanistic Education, Humanities, Interviews, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Social Values
Chandler and Sharp Publishers, 5609 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera, California 94925 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Humanities Faculty, Concord, MA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 085 753, ED 085 762, and SO 009 305-308 and 353