Academic Distinctions: Theory and Methodology in the Sociology of School Knowledge, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Academic Distinctions

Theory and Methodology in the Sociology of School Knowledge, 1st Edition

By James G. Ladwig

Routledge

204 pages

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Academic Distinctions is the most sustained and rigorous critique of radical sociology of school knowledge and its major figures to date. Using a variety of theoretical lenses to analyze and reconstitute the field--structuralist, poststructuralist and feminist--James Ladwig documents how the so-called "new sociologists of education" lost their theoretical way and failed to realize their educational goals.

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"[Ladwig] distinguishes several different tendencies within the 'radical sociology of school knowledge' and suggests their common theoretical and methodological limitations, most notably a marginalizing reliance on non-scientific rhetoric and a reluctance to use available empirical research methods." -- David Livingstone, Curriculum Inquiry

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EDUCATION / General