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Sociology of Education: Emerging Perspectives

Sociology of Education: Emerging Perspectives

by Carlos Alberto Torres, Theodore R. Mitchell


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ISBN-13: 9780791437551
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/01/1998
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Carlos Alberto Torres is Director of the Latin American Center at the University of California, Los Angeles and coauthor, with Raymond Allen Morrow, of Social Theory and Education: A Critique of Theories of Social and Cultural Reproduction, also published by SUNY Press.

Theodore R. Mitchell is Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Carlos Alberto Torres and Theodore R. Mitchell

2. Education and the Reproduction of Class, Gender, 19 and Race: Responding to the Postmodern Challenge

Raymond A. Morrow and Carlos Alberto Torres

3. The Sociology of Knowledge and the Sociology of Education: Michel Foucault and Critical Traditions

Thomas S. Popkewitz

4. Becoming Right: Education and the Formation of Conservative Movements

Michael W. Apple and Anita Oliver

5. Social Closure, Professional Domination, and the New Middle Strata: Rethinking Credentialist Theories of Education

Raymond A. Morrow and Carlos Alberto Torres

6. Critical Pedagogy as Performative Practice: Memories of Whiteness

Henry A. Giroux

7. Tracking, Detracking, and the Politics of Educational Reform: A Sociological Perspective

Amy Stuart Wells and Jeannie Oakes

8. Structuring College Opportunities: A Cross-Case Analysis of Organizational Cultures, Climates, and Habiti

Patricia M. McDonough

9. Critical Race Theory: Marginality and the Experience of Students of Color in Higher Education

Daniel G. Solórzano and Octavio Villalpando

10. Historical Perspectives on Class and Race in Education: The Case of School Reform in the New South, 1890–1910

Theodore R. Mitchell

11. From Soweto to the South Bronx: African Americans and Colonial Education in the United States

Gloria Ladson-Billings



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