Educating in life: Educational theory and the emergence of new normals

Hervé Varenne, Juliette de Wolfe, Jill Koyama, Gabrielle Oliveira, Sunanda Samaddar Corrado, Michael Scroggins, Daniel Souleles, Jennifer Van Tiem, Sarah Wessler

Research output: Book/ReportBook

1 Scopus citations


This volume investigates the ubiquitous education of everyday life as people contest the normal, settle on a new convention, and deal with the difficulties that arise. By documenting adolescent Dominican girls, young men in Silicon Valley, successful venture capitalists, and others imagining, explaining, and challenging the status quo, this book presents evidence that the proper starting point for education is struggle and play within and around institutionalized social and cultural conditions. Through a development of Varenne's earlier research at the intersection of anthropology and education, this book highlights transformative work that constructs new cultures, and it presents a revitalized theory of culture, difference, and education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages231
ISBN (Electronic)9780429854842
ISBN (Print)9781138313668
StatePublished - Apr 17 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Educating in life: Educational theory and the emergence of new normals'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this