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ERIC Number: ED515894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec-8
Pages: 423
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4154-8663-7
The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education
Apple, Michael W., Ed.; Ball, Stephen J., Ed.; Gandin, Luis Armando, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
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: (1) perspectives and theories; (2) social processes and practices; and (3) 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. This book is divided into three parts. Part I, Perspectives and Theories, includes the following: (1) "Spatializing" the Sociology of Education (Susan L.Robertson); (2) Foucault and Education (Ines Dussel); (3) Education and Critical Race Theory (David Gillborn and Gloria Ladson-Billings); (4) The Ethics of National Hospitality and Globally Mobile Researchers (Johannah Fahey and Jane Kenway); (5) Towards a Sociology of the Global Teacher (Meg Maguire); (6) Codes, Pedagogy and Knowledge (Ursula Hoadley and Johan Muller); (7) Social Democracy, Complexity and Education (Mark Olssen); (8) The "New" Connectivities of Digital Education (Neil Selwyn); (9) A Cheese-slicer by any Other Name? Shredding the Sociology of Inclusion (Roger Slee); (10) The Sociology of Mothering (Carol Vincent); (11) Rationalisation, Disenchantment and Re-enchantment (Philip A. Woods); and (12) Recognizing the Subjects of Education (Deborah Youdell. Part II, Social Processes and Practices, includes the following: (13) Doing the Work of God (Michael W. Apple); (14) New States, New Governance and New Education Policy (Stephen J. Ball); (15) Towards a Sociology of Pedagogies (Bob Lingard); (16) Families, Values, and Class Relations (Andrew Brantlinger, Laurel Cooley and Ellen Brantlinger); (17) Popular Culture and the Sociology of Education (Greg Dimitriadis); (18) Schooling the Body in a Performative Culture (John Evans, Brian Davies and Emma Rich); (19) Tracking and Inequality (Adam Gamoran); (20) Economic Globalisation, Skill Formation and the Consequences for Higher Education Phillip Brown and Hugh Lauder); (21) Education and the Right to the City (Pauline Lipman); (22) A Revisited Theme--Middle Classes and the School (Maria Alice Nogueira); (23) Governing without Governing (Antonio Novoa); and (24) The University in the Twenty-First Century (Boaventura de Souza Santos). Finally, Part III, Inequalities and Resistances, contains the following: (25) The Indian Middle Classes and Educational Advantage (Geetha B. Nambissan); (26) Equality and Social Justice (Kathleen Lynch, Margaret Crean and Marie Moran); (27) Educational Organizations and Gender in Times of Uncertainty (Jill Blackmore); (28) Bringing Bourdieu to "Widening Participation" Policies in Higher Education (Pat Thomson); (29) The Sociology of Elite Education (Agnes Van Zanten); (30) The Dialogic Sociology of the Learning Communities (Ramon Flecha); (31) The Democratization of Governance in the Citizen School Project (Luis Armand Gandin); (32) Syncretism and Hybridity (Kris D. Gutierrez, Arshad Ali and Cecilia Henriquez); (33) Dilemmas of Race-Rememory Buried Alive (Grace Livingston); (34) Momentum and Melancholia (Louise Morley); (35) Sociology, Social Class and Education (Diane Reay); (36) Interfaces Between the Sociology of Education and the Studies about Youth in Brazil (Marilia Pontes Sposito); and (37) Social Class and Schooling (Lois Weis).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil; India