Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals): An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals)

An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein, 1st Edition

By Paul Atkinson


216 pages

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Basil Bernstein is one of the most creative and influential of contemporary British sociologists, yet his work – especially that relating to language and social structure – is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. This book, first published in 1985, addresses the underlying themes and continuities in Bernstein’s work and portrays him as a sociologist in the Durkheimian tradition. This reissue will be of particular value to students interested in the sociology of education, language and society, anthropological linguistics and communication studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction to a split subject 2. A structuralist anthropology of schooling 3. Structure and community 4. The power of code and the coding of power 5. Codes, signs and structure 6. Bernstein and the linguistics 7. The boundaries of knowledge: the thinkable and the unthinkable 8. Production, reproduction and the fate of the text; Bibliographical note and bibliography of Bernstein’s publications; General bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

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