I Love Learning; I Hate School: An Anthropology of College

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Cornell University Press
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Susan D. Blum is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture, also from Cornell, Lies That Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths, Portraits of "Primitives" Ordering Human Kinds in the Chinese Nation, the editor of Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication (three editions), and coeditor of China Off Center: Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom.


As I read 'I Love Learning; I Hate School, ' I sprained my neck from nodding in vigorous agreement. The book casts an anthropological lens on education in general and higher education in particular, and the result is a catalog of many of the things that I believe ail us when it comes to teaching and learning.

--John Warner "Inside Higher Ed"

We should take very seriously the critique of higher education offered by Susan Blum; the book is excellent, and I highly recommend it. Blum does the profession a service by drawing our attention to the ways in which traditional educational structures put barriers in the way of our students and their learning. She has a powerful command of educational history and theory, and her insights and anecdotes rang true to me throughout the book.

-- "Chronicle of Higher Education"