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Social control is a central sociological concept which has generated many influential ‘models’ of man in society. This book examines these major models, and examines the rise of compulsory schooling in Britain and the USA and shows us which aspects of education and social control have been elaborated or neglected in the sociology of education down to the mid 1970s.
Preface. Editor’s Introduction. 1. Background: Basic Issues in Sociology. 2. Social Control and Models of Man. 3. The Rise of Mass Education 1: Britain 4. The Rise of Mass Education 2: The United States. 5: Two Great Sociologies, both of necessity: Marx and Durkheim. 6 Education Functions (and Weber lives) 7 Transmission and Reproduction: the contemporary work of Bernstein and Bourdieu. 8. Inside Schools and Classrooms. References and Indices.
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