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The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Edited by: Michael W. Apple , Stephen J. Ball , Luis Armando Gandin

Print publication date:  December  2009
Online publication date:  December  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415486637
eBook ISBN: 9780203863701
Adobe ISBN: 9781135179717

10.4324/9780203863701
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Book description

This collection brings together many of the world’s leading sociologists of education to explore and address key issues and concerns within the discipline. The thirty-seven newly commissioned chapters draw upon theory and research to provide new accounts of contemporary educational processes, global trends, and changing and enduring forms of social conflict and social inequality.

The research, conducted by leading international scholars in the field, indicates that two complexly interrelated agendas are discernible in the heat and noise of educational change over the past twenty-five years. The first rests on a clear articulation by the state of its requirements of education. The second promotes at least the appearance of greater autonomy on the part of educational institutions in the delivery of those requirements. The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education examines the ways in which the sociology of education has responded to these two political agendas, addressing a range of issues which cover three key areas:

  • perspectives and theories
  • social processes and practices
  • inequalities and resistances.

The book strongly communicates the vibrancy and diversity of the sociology of education and the nature of ‘sociological work’ in this field. It will be a primary resource for teachers, as well as a title of major interest to practising sociologists of education.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  ‘Spatializing’ the sociology of education Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Foucault and education Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Education and critical race theory Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The ethics of national hospitality and globally mobile researchers  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Towards a sociology of the global teacher Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Codes, pedagogy and knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Social democracy, complexity and education Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The ‘new’ connectivities of digital education Download PDF
Chapter  9:  A cheese-slicer by any other name? Shredding the sociology of inclusion Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The sociology of mothering Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Rationalisation, disenchantment and re-enchantment Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Recognizing the subjects of education Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Doing the work of God Download PDF
Chapter  14:  New states, new governance and new education policy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Towards a sociology of pedagogies  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Families, values, and class relations Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Popular culture and the sociology of education Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Schooling the body in a performative culture Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Tracking and inequality Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Economic globalisation, skill formation and the consequences for higher education Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Education and the right to the city Download PDF
Chapter  22:  A revisited theme – middle classes and the school Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Governing without governing Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The university in the twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Indian middle classes and educational advantage Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Equality and social justice Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Educational organizations and gender in times of uncertainty Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Bringing Bourdieu to ‘widening participation’ policies in higher education Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The sociology of elite education Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The dialogic sociology of the learning communities Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The democratization of governance in the Citizen School project Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Syncretism and hybridity Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Dilemmas of race-rememory buried alive Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Momentum and melancholia Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Sociology, social class and education Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Interfaces between the sociology of education and the studies about youth in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Social class and schooling Download PDF
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