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Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture

Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture

Second Edition

October 1990 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The way in which the ruling ideas of a social system are related to structures of class, production and power, and how these are legitimated and perpetuated, is fundamental to the sociological project. In this second edition of this classic text, which includes a new introduction by Pierre Bourdieu, the authors develop an analysis of education (in its broadest sense, encompassing more than the process of formal education). They show how education carries an essentially arbitrary cultural scheme which is actually, though not in appearance, based on power. More widely, the reproduction of culture through education is shown to play a key part in the reproduction of the whole social system. The analysis is carried through not only in theoretical terms but through the development of empirically testable propositions within the wider framework of the historical transformation of the educational system.

Pierre Bourdieu
Preface to the Second Edition
Tom Bottomore
Cultural Capital and Pedagogic Communication
The Literate Tradition and Social Conservation
Exclusion and Selection
Dependence through Independence
The Changing Structure of Higher Education Opportunities

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A Classic text - although needs some prior understanding and knowledge of Bourdieu's theories to fully appreciate.

Nice to have the introductions at the begining to set the scene / give context.

Ms Kirsten Stevens-Wood
Psychology , Ystrad Mynach College
July 26, 2011

the authors analysis education and how it is based on power, and its relationship with the social system. must read for those researchng the field of education.

Mr Noel Ronan
Humanities, Waterford Institute of Technology
October 11, 2010

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