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Author Luykx, Aurolyn, 1963-

Title The citizen factory : schooling and cultural production in Bolivia / Aurolyn Luykx ; foreword by Douglas Foley.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.230984 LUYK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xliii, 399 pages ; 23 cm.
Series SUNY series, power, social identity and education.
SUNY series, power, social identity, and education.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-378) and index.
Contents Educational Theory and School Ethnography xxxiii -- Indigenous Peoples, Schools, and the Nation-State xxxvii -- 1 Ethnicity and the Construction of Nationhood 1 -- From Conquest to Crisis: An Overview of Bolivia's Political Development 1 -- Indigenous Metropolis: Urban Aymaras in La Paz 10 -- Popular Culture and "The Language Problem" 12 -- Obstacles to the Construction of a Unified and Unifying Bolivian Nationalism 18 -- Race and Class in the Nationalist Project 22 -- Official History and Popular Humor: Public Tropes of Ethnic and International Conflict 27 -- Finding a "We": Defining Lo Boliviano against a Hostile World 35 -- 2 Rural Schooling in Bolivia 41 -- Roots of Aymara Education: The Struggle for Land and Literacy 41 -- Rural Education in the Twentieth Century: Government Takes up the Reins 47 -- Reverence and Resentment: Teachers and Rural Communities 52 -- On the Threshold of Reform 55 -- 3 Student Life at the Normal School 65 -- "Peor que nada es quedarse ...": Career Choices and the Lack Thereof 65 -- Students as Regulated Subjects 76 -- Dormitory Life 107 -- 4 Curriculum and Identity 123 -- Reproduction of Ideology in Schools: Socialization as the Interpellation of Student-Subjects 123 -- Citizen in the Nation, the Nation in the World 128 -- Proletarian Professionals: The Ambiguous Class Identity of Bolivian Teachers 137 -- Teacher in the Rural Community: Solidarity and Social Distance 141 -- Uneasy Positionings on the Field of Race--or, "We Have Met El Hermano Campesino and His Is (not?) Us" 145 -- Gender Ideology in the Normal School: Frozen Images and Structured Silences 158 -- Conclusion: Rural Education and the Race/Class Intersection 167 -- 5 Commodified Language and Alienated Exchange in the Normal School 171 -- Pedagogical Praxis and "School Knowledge" 171 -- Capitalist Mode of Symbolic Production: Schoolwork as Alienated Labor 193 -- 6 Student Resistance to Commodification and Alienation: Silence, Satire, and the Academic Black Market 217 -- Resistance in the Classroom 217 -- Linguistic Black Market: Illicit Exchange in the Academic Economy 241 -- Student Resistance through Expressive Practices 263 -- 7 An Alternative Vision: Notes toward a Transformative Bolivian Pedagogy 293 -- Dia del Indio, Los Pozos (August 1, 1993) 293 -- Socialization and the Multiple Subject 295 -- Political Practice and Popular Culture 298 -- Rehabilitating Marx: Hegemonic Subject Positions as Alienated Use Values 301 -- Building a Democratic Pedagogy 305 -- Schooling as Cultural Critique 311 -- Directions for Future Research 314 -- Structural Pessimism vs. Strategic Optimism 317 -- Appendix Interviewed Students 321.
Summary A vivid ethnography of a group of students training to become schoolteachers in Bolivia and the challenges they face as they try to maintain their indigenous identity.
Subject Aymara youth -- Education (Higher)
Aymara youth -- Ethnic identity.
Aymara youth -- Social conditions.
Indian students -- Bolivia.
Teachers -- Training of -- Bolivia.
Nationalism -- Bolivia.
Bolivia -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 0791440389 (paperback: alk. paper)
0791440370 (hardcover : alk. paper)