Cultural and Economic Reproduction in Education: Essays on Class, Ideology and the State, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Cultural and Economic Reproduction in Education

Essays on Class, Ideology and the State, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael W. Apple


370 pages

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First published in 1982, this collection of essays provides an analysis of education’s contradictory role in social reproduction. It looks at the complex relations between the economic, political and cultural spheres of society, both historically and at the time of publication, and hones the wider range of debate in on education.

This volume will be of interest to those studying sociology and equality in education.

Table of Contents



1. Reproduction and contradiction in education: an introduction Michael W. Apple

2. Education and class formation: the peculiarities if the Americans David Hogan

3. Education, economy and the State Martin Carnoy

4. Education and the capitalist State: contributions and contradictions Roger Dale

5. Schooling and the reproduction of patriarchy: unequal workloads, unequal rewards Gail P. Kelly and Ann S. Nihlen

6. The arts in class reproduction Paul DiMaggio and Michael Useem

7. Television’s screens: hegemony in transition Todd Gitlin

8. Curricular form and the logic of technical control: building the possessive individual Michael W. Apple

9. Structure, text, and subject: a critical sociology of school knowledge Philip Wexler

10. Codes, Modalities and the process of cultural reproduction: a model Basil Bernstein


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects