Anthropological Studies of Education

The Impact of Education in South Asia

Perspectives from Sri Lanka to Nepal

Editors: Ullrich, Helen (Ed.)

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  • Presents studies from a wide range of South Asian locations, including rural and urban, metropolitan, and provincial
  • Offers in-depth, longitudinal studies on the impact of education over time and across castes and communities in South Asia 
  • Valuable for scholars of anthropology, education, women and gender studies, and social psychology 
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This edited volume focuses on the impact of education among different social groups in different geographical areas of South Asia. The chapters illustrate the effects of formal education on castes ranging from Dalits to Brahmins, Buddhists, and Christians, even as they consider a range of topics such as the relevance of practical knowledge prior to formal teaching, the personal educational experiences of young women, missionary education, curriculum, and the challenges and benefits of Information Technology. The geographical areas range from Sri Lanka and Nepal to various Indian states, including Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Maharastra, Odisha, and Rajasthan.

About the authors

Helen E. Ullrich, M.D., Ph.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice, as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University Medical School, USA. Her published works include three books (most recently, The Women of Totagadde: Broken Silence) and numerous articles in linguistics, psychiatry, transcultural psychiatry, and anthropology.  

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The Impact of Education in South Asia is a stunning collection of essays written by experienced anthropologists of South Asia. The volume identifies themes and variations in educational opportunities and outcomes in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal across much of the past half-century.  Especially welcome is the manner in which contributors apply anthropological concepts of patrifocality, hypergamy, social stratification, and intersectionality to analyze reasons for schools' impact and effects on gendered and generational relations in South Asia.  The result of contributors' fine-grained research and fieldwork methods is to show that schooling operates well beyond, and sometimes regardless of, what is outlined in the formal curriculum. This collection is sure to set a new direction for the anthropological study of education for the next generation.” (Amy Stambach, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Impact of Education in South Asia—From Sri Lanka to Nepal

    Pages 1-10

    Ullrich, Helen E.

  • Getting in, Dropping out, and Staying on: Determinants of Girls’ School Attendance in Nepal

    Pages 11-36

    LeVine, Sarah

  • “Going Out to School”: The Impact of Girls’ Education on Family and Gender Systems in Bhubaneswar, India

    Pages 37-52

    Seymour, Susan C.

  • Family Matters: Understanding Educational Choices and Gendered Science in India

    Pages 53-82

    Mukhopadhyay, Carol C.

  • Rural Women’s Education: Process and Promise

    Pages 83-110

    Gold, Ann Grodzins (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Impact of Education in South Asia
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Sri Lanka to Nepal
Editors
  • Helen Ullrich
Series Title
Anthropological Studies of Education
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96607-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96607-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96606-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07223-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 308
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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