The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Sociology of Education / Edition 1

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In this reader, Stephen Ball has carefully selected contributions to reflect enduring and contemporary trends in the field of Sociology of Education.

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'This is a welcome edition to the resources of teachers in the field who have not been well served in terms of readers covering a broad range of concerns in the sociology of education'. - British Journal of Educational Studies
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Table of Contents

The Sociology of education S. J. Ball 1. The forms of capital P.Bourdieu 2. 'Finding or losing yourself'?: Working-class relationships to education D. Reay 3. Education, globalisation and economic development P. Brown & H. Lauder 4. Globalisation, the Learning Society and Comparative Education P. Jarvis 5. The social construction of youthful masculinities O'Donnell & Sharpe 6. The discursive production of male/female dualism in school settings B.Davies 7. Performatives and fabrications in the education economy S. J. Ball 8. The capitalist state and public policy formation: Framework for a political sociology of educational policy making C. Torres 9. Cultural politics and the text M. W. Apple 10. Social class and pedagogic practice B. Bernstein 11. The reconstruction of primary teachers' identities P. Woods & B. Jeffrey 12. Teachers doing their economic work J. Smyth & G. Shacklock 13. Schools, families and academically able students: cantrasting modes of involvement in secondary education S. Power, G. Whitty, T. Edwards & V. Wigfall 14. Towards a sociology of learning in primary schools A. Pollard

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