Marxist Perspectives in the Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

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Routledge, May 4, 2012 - Education - 4 pages
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The major theories explored are those concerned with social mobility and those which derive from a relativist position in Sociology, both of which see education as a selection mechanism for a stratified society. Social class, family, sociolinguistics and schools are among the topics discussed. In this analysis the author:

  • defines key areas in the sociology of education
  • gives access to important concepts of Marx and Engels
  • strengthens sociological starting points by adding a Marxist element
  • discriminates between radically different directions in education
  • maps the main features of long-term working class goals

This thoroughgoing Marxist critique of widely prevalent notions in the sociology of education provides a compass by which place and direction in this area of education may be found by students, teachers and parents.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Marxism and the culture concept
1
Chapter 2 Social structure
10
Chapter 3 Industrial societies and education
24
Chapter 4 Social mobility or social revolution?
41
Chapter 5 Social class and education
72
Chapter 6 Family class and education
99
Chapter 7 Language and deprivation
123
Chapter 8 Sociology and schools
159
Chapter 9 Marxist universalism
189
Select bibliography
199
Index
204
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