Hurtig and Chernoff’s edited volume features ethnographic studies conducted in spaces rarely considered in education, challenging traditional approaches to learning. This book will prove valuable to people interested in social activism and community-based learning. The variety of ways community members use alternatives and implement unorthodox approaches to learning and teaching is sure to aid readers in challenging their own practices. Highly recommended to ethnographers and educationalists, as well as current and pre-service educators.
[T]his is a very valuable book. . . For many engaged in the traditional academic study of adult education, taking up new research lenses from outside the field may feel like stepping into uncharted terrain. The ethnographies in this new collection offer scholars of adult education an excellent introduction to the landscape. And, as adult educators know, we make the road by walking.