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Ideology, Curriculum, and the New Sociology of Education

Revisiting the Work of Michael Apple, 1st Edition

Edited by Lois Weis, Greg Dimitriadis, Cameron McCarthy


282 pages

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For more than three decades Michael Apple has sought to uncover and articulate the connections among knowledge, teaching and power in education. Beginning with Ideology and Curriculum (1979), Apple moved to understand the relationship between and among the economy, political and cultural power in society on the one hand "and the ways in which education is thought about, organized and evaluated" on the other. This edited collection invites several of the world's leading education scholars to reflect on the relationships between education and power and the continued impact of Apple's scholarship. Like Apple's work itself, the essays will span a range of disciplines and inequalities; emancipatory educational practices; and the linkage between the economy and race, class and gender formation in relation to schools.


"Though the book does not explicitly deal with the teaching of religion per se, instructors of Religious Studies or Theology will find the book an excellent jumping off point for discussions on the meaning of "education" and the purpose of "curriculum" in either discipline."--Michael Nichols, Teaching Theology & Religion (2009)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Ideology, Curriculum, and the New Sociology of Education: Revisiting the Work of Michael Apple, Greg Dimitriadis, Lois Weis, and Cameron McCarthy Section One: Revisiting the New Sociology of Education 1. Retrieving the Ideological Past: Critical Sociology, Gender Theory and the School Curriculum 2. Social Class, School Knowledge, and the Hidden Curriculum: Re-Theorizing Reproduction 3. Schooling, Power, and the Exile of the Soul Section Two: Contemporary Theoretical Challenges 4. Riding Tensions Critically: Ideology, Power/Knowledge, and Curriculum

Making 5. Are We Making Progress?: Ideology and Curriculum in the Age of "No

Child Left Behind" 6. Teaching After the Market: From Commodity to Cosmopolitan Section Three: On Spaces of Possibility 7. Contesting Research Rearticulation and "Thick Democracy" as Political Projects of Method 8. [Re]visioning Knowledge, Politics, and Change: Educational Poetics 9. Situating Education: Michael Apple's Scholarship and Political Commitment in the Brazilian Context. Afterword. Critical Education, Politics, and the Real World

About the Editors

Lois Weis is Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the State University of Buffalo, NY.

Cameron McCarthy is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Greg Dimitriadis is Assistant Professor, Sociology of Education concentration, Social Foundations of Education, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Buffalo, The state University of New York.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Research
EDUCATION / Professional Development