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Varenne, Herve
Professor of Education
Program Coordinator, Programs in Anthropology
International & Transcultural Studies
212-678-3190

Office:
378 GDodge

Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 2:00–4:00 p.m.; Thursdays, 2:00–3:00 p.m.; 
Mondays by appointment 
(contact hhv1@tc.columbia.edu)

Educational Background

License-ès-Lettres, Université d'Aix-Marseille, 1968
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1972

Scholarly Interests

Culture, communication, and education with special attention to comparative and historical conditions.  Polity and community theory, particularly as it applies to families, their immediate situations, and their positions in a global humanity as the joint production of all involved.

Selected Publications

Americans Together: Structured Diversity in A Midwestern Town.  (1977).

American School Language: The Rhetorical Structuring of Daily Life in a Suburban High School.: (1983)

Symbolizing America. (Editor. 1986)

Ambiguous Harmony: Family Talk in America  (1992).

Successful failure: The School America builds, with Ray McDermott , 1998).

Alternative anthropological perspectives on education (Editor, Volume 1 of the Perspectives on Comprehensive Education, co-edited with Edmund W. Gordon. 2008)

Theoretical Perspectives on Comprehensive Education: The Way Forward. (co-editor with Edmund W. Gordon, Volume 2 of the Perspectives on Comprehensive Education, co-edited with Edmund W. Gordon. 2009)

Courses

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