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Bourdieu and Sino-Foreign Higher Education
Structures and Practices in Times of Crisis and Change

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ISBN 9781032353968
March 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Bourdieu’s sociology has traditionally been confined to the limits of its French national context. This edited collection seeks to challenge these boundaries, applying Bourdieu’s analysis of practice to Chinese education as it gains relevance and attention around the globe.

This book stems from the conviction that empirical investigation and conceptual inventiveness are needed to understand the historical and contextual particularities of Sino-foreign higher education. It brings the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu to the specificity of higher education in and for China and the multi-scalar complexity of higher education beyond the nation. Aggregating recent Bourdieu-informed investigations of empirical worlds of Sino-foreign higher education, the volume mainly considers two problems: structures and strategies of advantage behind institutional and individual action in Sino-foreign higher education; and student participation in the practices of that higher education. The volume probes the potential of Bourdieusian theory and methodology for understanding Chinese higher education beyond the nation.

This book is written to engage with the intellectual work of both established scholars and higher degree research students within China and beyond. The empirical studies provide useful insights for educational leaders in Chinese higher education sectors and in the universities of English-dominant western countries where students and researchers from China have been a growing presence. The theoretical and methodological discussions will be pertinent to scholars who are interested in Bourdieu’s sociology and sociology of higher education.

Table of Contents

1.Bourdieu and Chinese higher education beyond the nation: Structures, strategies, and practices of advantage Part One- Structures and strategies of advantage behind institutional and individual action in Sino-foreign higher education 2. Partnering for transnational higher education: A multiple correspondence analysis of university habitus and institutional action for ‘China-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools’ 3. Matching individual with institutional habitus? Students’ choice of transnational higher education in China Part Two-Student participation in practices of Sino-foreign higher education 4. Desire for cosmopolitanism and entrepreneurialism in the age of de-globalisation 5. Chinese international students in physical activity and physical education courses: A conceptual critique of the literature grounded in Bourdieu’s concept of bodily hexis 6. Chinese international students’ mental health-related experiences and education engagement in Australia 7. Power imbalance and power shift between Chinese international research students and their supervisors: Adaptation and resilience 8. Immersion in the English-speaking university and the emergence of ‘China English’ 9. Mobile international students in China: Immersion ‘in-between’ Part Three-Conclusions: Reflexive re-appropriation of the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu for research on higher education in the 2020s and beyond 10. Re-appropriating Bourdieu for post-national research on Sino-foreign higher education.

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Guanglun Michael Mu is Associate Professor and Enterprise Fellow at the University of South Australia. His expertise includes sociology of resilience and relational quantitative methodology. He is the chief editor of the Routledge Book Series ‘Bourdieu and Education of Asia Pacific’, and the co-chair of the AERA’s SIG ‘Bourdieu in Educational Research’.

Karen Dooley is the Academic Lead Research Training Coordinator in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (STEL) in the Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice (CIESJ) at Queensland University of Technology.