License-ès-Lettres, Université d'Aix-Marseille, 1968
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1972
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.
Symbolizing America. (Editor. 1986)
Successful failure: The School America builds, with Ray McDermott (1998).
Alternative anthropological perspectives on education Volume 1 of the Perspectives on Comprehensive Education, (co-edited with Edmund W. Gordon 2008)
Theoretical Perspectives on Comprehensive Education: The Way Forward. Volume 2 of the Perspectives on Comprehensive Education, (co-edited with Edmund W. Gordon 2009)
Educating Comprehensively: Varieties of Educational Experiences. Volume Three of the Perspectives on Comprehensive Education Series (Third editor with Linda Lin and Edmund W. Gordon 2010)
Educating in life: Ethnographies of challenging new normal, a collective book with J. de Wolfe, J. Koyama, G. Oliveira, S. Samaddar, M. Scroggins, D. Souleles, J. Van Tiem, S. Wessler. (2019)