Among the comparativists: ethnographic observations

Schweisfurth, M. (2014) Among the comparativists: ethnographic observations. Comparative Education, 50(1), pp. 102-111. (doi: 10.1080/03050068.2013.872322)

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Abstract

This article imagines the comparative education community as a tribal grouping. Using traditional anthropological categories, it explores how tribal membership is established and the rites and rituals that bind the tribe; questions of kinship among the larger family groupings within the tribe; belief systems; questions of social stratification in relation to the tribal hierarchy; and the persistence of warfare in this relatively peaceful group. While the article's approach and tone are lightly spoofing, the conclusion raises more serious questions about this tribe and its place in the contemporary world.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Schweisfurth, Professor Michele
Authors: Schweisfurth, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Comparative Education
ISSN:0305-0068
ISSN (Online):1360-0486

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