The Sociology of Higher Education: Reproduction, Transformation and Change in a Global Era provides an exciting and conceptually rich approach to the sociology of higher education. It offers innovative perspectives on the future of universities within the new and emerging research sub-field of the sociology of global higher education. The twenty-first century has witnessed wide-ranging structural and ideological transformations in higher education which have created both a sense of opportunity, as well as crisis and loss in the urgent debates around the legitimate roles of the university in the 21st century. The chapters represent a diverse and vibrant field, illustrating a sociological imagination and a dynamic engagement with the key challenges facing higher education, and confirming continuing inequalities through internationalisation.
This book is comprised of a broad selection of articles originally published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education.
Introduction Miriam David and Rajani Naidoo 1. Global field and global imagining: Bourdieu and worldwide higher education Simon Marginson 2. Equity and diversity: towards a sociology of higher education for the twenty first century? Miriam David 3. Elite destinations: pathways to attending an Ivy League University Ann L. Mullen 4. Disability studies, disabled people and the struggle for inclusion Mike Oliver and Colin Barnes 5. Accidental achievers? International higher education, class reproduction and privilege in the experiences of UK students overseas Johanna Waters and Rachel Brooks 6. Aspiration for global cultural capital in the stratified realm of global higher education: why do Korean students go to US graduate schools? Jongyoung Kim 7. Higher education and linguistic dualism in the Arab Gulf Sally Findlow 8. Qualitative Research as a Method for Making Just Comparisons of Pedagogic Quality in Higher Education: A Pilot Study Andrea Abbas and Monica McLean 9. Research assessment as a pedagogical device: Bernstein, professional identity and education in New Zealand Sue Middleton 10. Kindness in pedagogical practice and academic life Sue Clegg and Stephen Rowland