Materialities and Mobilities in Education develops new arguments about the ways in which educational processes can be analysed. Drawing on a recent interest in mobilities across the social sciences, and a conterminous resurgence in academic accounts of materialities, the book demonstrates how these two ostensibly differing perspectives on education might be fruitfully deployed in tandem. Considering the interaction and convergence of materialities and mobilities, the book highlights the relationship between structural constraints and opportunities and the agency of individuals, providing a unique and essential insight into contemporary education.
Examining a range of education spaces from the formal to the informal and the different types of mobility that manifest in relation to education, the book introduces readers to a range of theoretical resources and detailed case studies used to analyse the spatiality of education from across the disciplines of human geography, education and sociology.
Drawing on material from across the globe, Materialities and Mobilities in Education is an engaging and relevant text, which will appeal to postgraduate students, researchers and academics interested in the development of education policy and practice.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The materiality of education Chapter 3: Buildings and bodies Chapter 4: Mobilities in education: movement and flows Chapter 5: Transnational (educational) mobilities Chapter 6: The convergence of materiality and movement Chapter 7: Convergence within urban education Afterword
Rachel Brooks is Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey, UK and an executive editor of the British Journal of Sociology of Education.
Johanna Waters is Associate Professor of Human Geography, University of Oxford, UK.