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The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

1st Edition

Edited by Michael W. Apple, Stephen J. Ball, Luis Armando Gandin


430 pages

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This collection brings together many of the world’s leading sociologists of education to explore and address key issues and concerns within the discipline. The thirty-seven newly commissioned chapters draw upon theory and research to provide new accounts of contemporary educational processes, global trends, and changing and enduring forms of social conflict and social inequality.

The research, conducted by leading international scholars in the field, indicates that two complexly interrelated agendas are discernible in the heat and noise of educational change over the past twenty-five years. The first rests on a clear articulation by the state of its requirements of education. The second promotes at least the appearance of greater autonomy on the part of educational institutions in the delivery of those requirements. The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education examines the ways in which the sociology of education has responded to these two political agendas, addressing a range of issues which cover three key areas:

  • perspectives and theories
  • social processes and practices
  • inequalities and resistances.

The book strongly communicates the vibrancy and diversity of the sociology of education and the nature of ‘sociological work’ in this field. It will be a primary resource for teachers, as well as a title of major interest to practising sociologists of education.

Table of Contents

Part One: Perspectives and Theories 1. ‘Spatializing’ the Sociology of Education Susan L. Robertson 2. Foucault and Education Inés Dussel 3. Education and Critical Race Theory David Gillborn and Gloria Ladson-Billings 4. The Ethics of National Hospitality and Globally Mobile Researchers Johannah Fahey and Jane Kenway 5. Towards a Sociology of the Global Teacher Meg Maguire 6. Codes, Pedagogy and Knowledge Ursula Hoadley and Johan Muller 7. Social Democracy, Complexity and Education Mark Olssen 8. The ‘New’ Connectivities of Digital Education Neil Selwyn 9. A Cheese-slicer by any Other Name? Shredding the Sociology of Inclusion Roger Slee 10. The Sociology of Mothering Carol Vincent 11. Rationalisation, Disenchantment and Re-enchantment Philip A. Woods 12. Recognizing the Subjects of Education Deborah Youdell Part Two: Social Processes and Practices 13. Doing the Work of God Michael W. Apple 14. New States, New Governance and New Education Policy Stephen J. Ball 15. Towards a Sociology of Pedagogies Bob Lingard 16. Families, Values, and Class Relations Andrew Brantlinger, Laurel Cooley and Ellen Brantlinger 17. Popular Culture and the Sociology of Education Greg Dimitriadis 18. Schooling the Body in a Performative Culture John Evans, Brian Davies and Emma Rich 19. Tracking and Inequality Adam Gamoran 20. Economic Globalisation, Skill Formation and the Consequences for Higher Education Phillip Brown and Hugh Lauder 21. Education and the Right to the City Pauline Lipman 22. A Revisited Theme – Middle Classes and the School Maria Alice Nogueira 23. Governing without Governing António Nóvoa 24. The University in the Twenty-First Century Boaventura de Souza Santos Part Three: Inequalities and Resistances 25. The Indian Middle Classes and Educational Advantage Geetha B. Nambissan 26. Equality and Social Justice Kathleen Lynch, Margaret Crean and Marie Moran 27. Educational Organizations and Gender in Times of Uncertainty Jill Blackmore 28. Bringing Bourdieu to ‘Widening Participation’ Policies in Higher Education Pat Thomson 29. The Sociology of Elite Education Agnès Van Zanten 30. The Dialogic Sociology of the Learning Communities Ramón Flecha 31. The Democratization of Governance in the Citizen School Project Luis Armand Gandin 32. Syncretism and Hybridity Kris D. Gutiérrez, Arshad Ali and Cecilia Henríquez 33. Dilemmas of Race-Rememory Buried Alive Grace Livingston 34. Momentum and Melancholia Louise Morley 35. Sociology, Social Class and Education Diane Reay 36. Interfaces Between the Sociology of Education and the Studies about Youth in Brazil Marília Pontes Sposito 37. Social Class and Schooling Lois Weis

About the Editors

Michael W. Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Stephen J. Ball is Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

Luis Armando Gandin is Professor of Sociology of Education at the School of Education, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects