This new book is a lively and highly accessible introduction to thesociology of education. Written in a clear and comprehensible way,it introduces students to the key theoretical perspectives andconceptual frameworks in the sociology of education, and provides aguide to contemporary issues and current debates. The book reviews the ways in which sociology contributes to ourunderstanding of the relationship between education and society.The sociology of education is treated in historical depth, dealingwith the classic thinkers as well as with contemporary approachesand issues. In doing so, it critically engages with wider debatesin social theory. There is an extensive treatment of Durkheim andof the work of Bourdieu and Bernstein, as well as discussion ofpost-modernism drawing upon recent ideas in epistemology andphilosophy of science to address the question: What should weteach? The book covers the macro relationships between educationand the economy and state and the micro processes of the classroomand school. A central concern is with inequalities of class, genderand race and their treatment by different sociologicalperspectives. Education and Society will be an essential text for students ofsociology and education.
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About the Author
Rob Moore is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education in the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education and is a Fellow of Homerton College.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Differentiation and Inequality.
Chapter 2 Education, Economy and Class.
Chapter 3 Education, State and Status.
Chapter 4 Positions, Strategies and Change.
Chapter 5 The Structure of Pedagogic Discourse.
Chapter 6 The Problems of Knowledge.