Sieve, Incubator, Temple, Hub: Empirical and Theoretical Advances in the Sociology of Higher Education

Sieve, Incubator, Temple, Hub: Empirical and Theoretical Advances in the Sociology of Higher Education

by Mitchell L. Stevens, Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Richard Arum
     
 

Higher education lacks an intellectually coherent sociology; varied research on colleges and universities is dispersed widely throughout the discipline. This review initiates a critical integration of this scholarship. We argue that sociologists have conceived of higher education systems as sieves for sorting and stratifying populations, incubators for the development… See more details below

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Higher education lacks an intellectually coherent sociology; varied research on colleges and universities is dispersed widely throughout the discipline. This review initiates a critical integration of this scholarship. We argue that sociologists have conceived of higher education systems as sieves for sorting and stratifying populations, incubators for the development of competent social actors, temples for the legitimation of official knowledge, and hubs connecting multiple institutional domains. Bringing these lines of scholarship together facilitates new theoretical insights and research questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013394308
Publisher:
Annual Reviews
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Annual Review of Sociology , #34
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
6 MB

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