• Cremin, Lawrence "Public Education and the Education of the Public" Teachers College Record 77:1-12, 1975.
• Varenne, Hervé "Difficult collective deliberations: anthropological notes towards a theory of education." Teachers College Record (2007)
• Lareau, Annette Home advantage: Social class and parental intervention in elementary education. New York: The Falmer Press. 1989 (Chapters 1, 3, 4, 6, )
alternate ethnography (to be presented by Angela Crumdy):
• Ogbu, John The next generation: An ethnography of education in an urban neighborhood New York: Academic Press. 1974
• Gundaker, Grey "Hidden Education among African Americans during Slavery."in Anthropological perspectives on education. Edited by H. Varenne and E. Gordon, 53-74. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press 2008 
• Rancière, Jacques The ignorant school master. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press 1999  (Chapters 1, 2, 3)
• Lave, Jean and Etienne Wenger Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1991. (Chapters 1, 2, 4)
alternate ethnography (to be presented by Miranda Hansen-Hunt):
• Gilmore, Perry Kisisi (our language); The story of Colin and Sadiki.Malden, MA: Blackwell. (particularly Chapters 1-3)
alternate ethnography (to be presented by Daniel Rudas-Burgos):
• Kalmar, Tomás Illegal alphabets and adult literacy: Latino migrants crossing the linguistic border. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2001
• Mehan, Bud Learning lessons: Social organization in the classroom. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1979
alternate ethnography (to be presented by Ann Tai):
• Tobin, Joseph, J. and David Y.H. Wu, Dana H. Davidson Preschool in three cultures: Japan, China, and the United States. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1989
alternate ethnography (to be presented by Mary Daphne Kostakopoulos):
• Fuller, C, J The renewal of the priesthood: Modernity and traditionalism in a South Indian temple Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 2003 (chapters 1,2,3,4)
alternate ethnography (to be presented by Lora Hawkins):
• Varenne (with Shelley Goldman and Rosemary Rizzo-Tolk) Chapters 4 and 5 of Varenne and McDermott Successful failure Boulder, CO: Westview. 1998
• Moffatt, Michael Coming of age in New Jersey: College and American culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 1989
alternate ethnography (to be presented by Sumita Ambesta):
• Holland, Dorothy and Margaret Eisenhart Educated in romance: Women, achievement and college culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1990.
• Bartlett, Lesley " Human Capital or Human Connections? The Cultural Meanings of Education in Brazil"in Anthropological perspectives on education. Edited by H. Varenne and E. Gordon, 75-98. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press 2008 
• Lave, Jean Cognition in practice: Mind, mathematics, and culture in everyday life. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1988 (Chapters 3, 5, 6, 7)
alternate ethnography (to be presented by Roy Danovitch):
• Jordan, Brigitte Birth in four cultures: A crosscultural investigation of childbirth in Yucatan, Holland, Sweden and the United States. Second Edition. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
• Lave, Jean and Etienne Wenger Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1991. (Chapter 3)
• Stratton, Alison " Hard of Hearing in Sweden: Educating about and for Pathology." in Anthropological perspectives on education. Edited by H. Varenne and E. Gordon, 239-260. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press 2008 
alternate ethnography to be presented by Maria Daniela Romero-Amaya):
• report on Juliette de Wolfe's dissertation research on families living with diagnoses of autism (published as: Parents of children with autism: An ethnography. New York: Palgrave. 2014)
• Verrips, Jojada, and Birgit Meyer "Kwaku's car: The struggles and stories of a Ghanaian long-distance taxi-driver." in Car cultures. Edited by D. Miller, 153-184. New York: Berg 2001
• Kemble, Amanda, et al. How to be a cell phone repair technician. in A world of work. Edited by I. Gershon. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. pp. 179-193. 2015
alternate ethnography (to be presented by Catherine Knoedler):
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