22. Educational Policy, Anthropology, and the State

  1. Bradley A. U. Levinson2 and
  2. Mica Pollock3
  1. Carlos Miñana Blasco Ph.D. and
  2. Carolina Arango Vargas Ph.D.

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396713.ch22

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

How to Cite

Miñana Blasco, C. and Arango Vargas, C. (2011) Educational Policy, Anthropology, and the State, in A Companion to the Anthropology of Education (eds B. A. U. Levinson and M. Pollock), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396713.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Indiana University, USA

  2. 3

    Harvard, USA

Author Information

  1. National University of Colombia, Colombia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190053

Online ISBN: 9781444396713



  • educational policy, anthropology and the state;
  • massive social, economic, and political changes - reforms;
  • dialogue, between anthropology of education;
  • understanding need for such an approach - tendencies used in anthropology;
  • education, public policy and anthropology - universalization of education;
  • emergence and consolidation - of an anthropology of educational policies;
  • anthropology of educational policies - neoliberalism and globalization;
  • anthropology of education and the state;
  • articulating political, economic and symbolic dimensions - analysis of public policy;
  • anthropology of educational policies - making visible new global context


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Education, Public Policy, and Anthropology: The Emergence of Education as a Public Good

  • Emergence and Consolidation of an Anthropology of Educational Policies

  • Anthropology of Educational Policies in the ERA of Neoliberalism and Globalization

  • Anthropology of Education and the State

  • Educational Public Policies and Neoliberalism in Colombia

  • Anthropology and the Politics of Research on Educational Policy

  • References