Since the mid eighties Charles Stafford, Reader in Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Research, has spent time with two communities - a fishing community in Taiwan and a farming community in China.
During his field work he found out how their numerical learning affected the development of their economic skills and how important numbers are in the day to day life of the Chinese people.
Laurie Taylor talks to Charles Stafford about his final report Numeracy and Folk Accounting: The Learning of Economic Skills in Rural China and Taiwan funded by the ESRC for whom he wrote it.
Laurie Taylor asks whether there is any academic merit in studying mantelpiece displays, the viewing habits of Korean housewives and the significance of tribute bands.
To debate the place that Cultural Studies has in current social science theory, Laurie Taylor is joined by Fred Inglis, Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies, Univeristy of Sheffield and Angela McRobbie, Professor of Communications, Goldsmiths College, London
Reader in Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science
Numeracy and Folk-Accounting The Learning of Economic Skills in Rural China And Taiwan was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Professor Fred Inglis
Professor of Cultural Studies, The School of Education, The University of Sheffield
Culture (Sociological Methodology)
Fred Inglis, Mark Becker (Editor)
Publisher: BPS Blackwell
by Fred Inglis
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Professor Angela Mc Robbie
Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London
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