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Academic Distinctions
Theory and Methodology in the Sociology of School Knowledge




ISBN 9781315538884
Published May 6, 2016 by Routledge
208 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