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Knowledge, Education, and Cultural Change

Papers in the Sociology of Education, 1st Edition

Edited by Richard Brown


420 pages

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Originally published in 1973 Knowledge, Education and Cultural Change surveys the present state of the field of the sociology of education. The book addresses the claim that much of the research in the sociology of education should be extended to issues of wider theoretical significance, the book provides theoretically informed analysis of situations or processes, developing new theoretical perspectives and concepts. The papers also reflect the appropriate theoretical framework for the sociology of education. Underpinning this framework, it looks at the importance of social stratification, arguing that too much work in the sociology of education is carried out using oversimplified models.

Table of Contents

Editorial Note


1. Introduction, Richard Brown

2. Educational Systems and Selected Consequences of Patterns of Mobility and Non-mobility in Industrial Societies: A Theoretical Discussion, Earl Hopper

3. Cultural Reproduction and Social Reproduction, Pierre Bourdieu

4. Structural Problems of Educational Systems in Latin America, Andrew Pearse

5. Education, Urbanization, and Social Change, Bryan Roberts

6. Selections and Survivals: A Sociology of the Ancient Scottish Universities, Andrew MacPherson

7. A Traditional Theme in General Sociology and its Relevance for the Study of Universities, Raymond Jobling

8. Some Problems of Explaining Student Militancy, Paul Hirst

9. On the Contribution of Organizational Analysis to the Study of Educational Institutions, Brian Davies

10. The Informal Social System: An Example of the Limitations of Organizational Analysis, Royston Lambert, Roger Bullock, Spencer Millham

11. Knowledge, Education, and Power, Ioan Davies

12. Curricula and the Social Organization of Knowledge, Michael F.D. Young

13. On the Classification and Framing of Educational Knowledge, Basil Bernstein

Name Index

Subject Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 2001, is comprised of original books published in conjunction with the British Sociological Association. The set draws together original research by leading academics based on study groups and conference papers, in the areas of youth, race, the sociology of work, gender, social research, urban studies, class, deviance and social control, law, development, and health. Each volume provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. This set will be of particular interest to students and academics in the field of sociology, health and social care, gender studies and criminology respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General