This collection of original work, within the sociology of education, draws on the 'spatial turn' in contemporary social theory.
The premise of this book is that drawing on theories of space allows for a more sophisticated understanding of the competing rationalities underlying educational policy change, social inequality and cultural practices. The contributors work a spatial dimension into the consideration of educational phenomena and illustrate its explanatory potential in a range of domains: urban renewal, globalisation, race, markets and school choice, suburbanisation, regional and rural settings, and youth and student culture.
1. Knowing One’s Place: Educational Theory, Policy, and the Spatial Turn Kalervo N. Gulson and Colin Symes 2. The Spatial Politics of Educational Privatization: Re-reading the US Homeschooling Movement Claudia Hanson Thiem 3. Mobilizing Space Discourses: Politics and Educational Policy Change Kalervo N. Gulson 4. Space, Equity and Rural Education: A ‘Trialectical’ Account Bill Green and Will Letts 5. GIS and School Choice: The Use of Spatial Research Tools in Studying Educational Policy Chris Taylor 6. Disability, Education and Space: Some Critical Reflections Felicity Armstrong 7. Working the In/visible Geographies of School Exclusion Pat Thomson 8. Warehousing Young People in Urban Canadian Schools: Gender, Peer Rivalry and Spatial Containment Jo-Anne Dillabough, Jacqueline Kennelly and Eugenia Wang 9. Education and the Spatialization of Urban Inequality: A Case Study of Chicago’s Renaissance 2010 Pauline Lipman 10. On the Right Track: Railways and Schools in Late Nineteenth Century of Sydney Colin Symes 11. Student Mobility and the Spatial Production of Cosmopolitan Identities Michael Singh, Fazal Rizvi and Mona Shrestha 12. Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Firms and the Production of a Neoliberal Education Space at the European Scale Susan Robertson 13. Deparochializing the Study of Education: Globalization and the Research Imagination Bob Lingard 14. Trade Unions, Strategic Pedagogy and New Spaces of Engagement: Counterknowledge Economy Insights from Columbia Mario Novelli