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'It was fine if you wanted to leave': Educational ambivalence in a Nova Scotian coastal community 1963-1998

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Corbett, M, 'It was fine if you wanted to leave': Educational ambivalence in a Nova Scotian coastal community 1963-1998, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 35, (4) pp. 451-471. ISSN 1548-1492 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2004 by the American Anthropological Association

DOI: doi:10.1525/aeq.2004.35.4.451

Abstract

This article reports on a study of schooling in southwest Nova Scotia. Using Bourdieuís concepts of cultural capital and habitus, I analyze rural menís relationships involving identity, work, place, and schooling to explain continuing high male dropout rates and local traditions of ambivalence and resistance to schooling. I conclude that the tension between formal schooling and place is endemic in many rural communities and that qualitative migration analysis can reveal the complexity of relationships between learning and leaving. [rural education, migration, Nova Scotia, school persistence]

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:rural education, culture, fishery, identity, mobility
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Continuing and Community Education
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Education
Author:Corbett, M (Professor Michael Corbett)
ID Code:100570
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-05-20
Last Modified:2015-09-03
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