2009 "Educating ourselves about education--comprehensively." in Theoretical Perspectives on Comprehensive Education: The Way Forward Edited by H. Varenne, E. W. Gordon, & L. Lin. Volume Two of the Perspectives on Comprehensive Education Series Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.
2007 "Difficult collective deliberations: Anthropological notes towards a theory of education." in Teachers College Record, 109, 7: 1559-1587
2006 "Dr. Mom? Conversational Play and the Submergence of Professional Status in Childbirth." in Human Studies, 29, 77-105 (with Mary Cotter)
1998 Successful failure: The School America builds (with Ray McDermott). Boulder, CO: Westview.
1997  Families, education and the state in America. New York: Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.
1996 "Love and liberty: The American family" In History of the family, ed. by A. Burguière, M. Segalen, and F. Zonabend, . London: Polity Press.
1993 "Dublin 16: Accounts of suburban lives in Dublin." in Irish towns and cities, ed. by C. Curtin, T. Wilson, and H. Donnan.
1992 Ambiguous Harmony: Family Talk in America. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation.
1990 "Parents and their Children at Talk," in Conversational Coherence and its Development, ed. by Bruce Dorval, 239-275. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing.
1987 "Talk and Real Talk: The Voices of Silence and the Voices of Power in American Family Life" Cultural Anthropology 2: 369-394.
1987 "Analytic Ambiguities in the Communication of Familial Power," in Power in Discourse, ed. by L. Kedar, 129-151. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing.
1986 "'Why' Sheila Can Read: Structure and Indeterminacy in the Reproduction of Familial Literacy," in The Acquisition of Literacy: Ethnographic Perspectives, ed. by B. Schieffelin and P. Gilmore, 188-210.Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing. (with R. P. McDermott)
1984 "When School Goes Home: Some Problems and Defensive Tactics," Teachers College Record 85: 391-409. (with R. P. McDermott and S. Goldman)
1986 "Familles Américaines," in Histoire de la Famille. Ed. by Martine Segalen, André Burguière et Françoise Zonabend, 413-435. Paris: Armand Colin.
1984 "When School Goes Home: Some Problems and Defensive Tactics," Teachers College Record 85: 391-409. (with R. P. McDermott and S. Goldman)
1981 "Family, Language and Education: The Sociolinguistic Model of Restricted and Elaborated Codes," Social Science Information 20: 187-228. (with C. Hill)
1977 Americans Together: Structured Diversity in A Midwestern Town. New York: Teachers College Press.


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