Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Hardcover | January 15, 2013

EditorGeetha B. Nambissan, S. Srinivasa Rao

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Despite the massive expansion of the education system in contemporary India, inequalities of opportunity continue to be visible at all stages. This volume maps the journey of the discipline of Sociology of Education (SoE) in India over the past five decades. Original contributions based onprimary research, critically examine the emerging theoretical and methodological concerns that need to be addressed in the sociological study of education. How do poverty, structural inequalities, cultural diversity, and identities influence learning? How will the broader sociological tools available tackle with the impending crisis in the educational system? Can SoE claim its arrival within the field of sociology? This volume takes a step in thedirection towards seeking answers to these questions. It is the first collective appraisal of the trajectory of SoE since initial efforts, which were made in the 1960s. It is an attempt at filling the gap that exists in the availability of basic reading material on this subject in India.

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Despite the massive expansion of the education system in contemporary India, inequalities of opportunity continue to be visible at all stages. This volume maps the journey of the discipline of Sociology of Education (SoE) in India over the past five decades. Original contributions based onprimary research, critically examine the emergi...

Geetha B. Nambissan is Professor at Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. S. Srinivasa Rao is Associate Professor at Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsGeetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao: Introduction: Sociology of Education in India-Trajectory, Location, and ConcernsPart I:Disciplinary Trajectories and Institutional Domain1. Suma Chitnis: Sociology of Education in India: An Autobiographical Account2. Karuna Chanana: Sociology of Education and Sociology in India: Disciplinary Boundaries and Institutional Spaces3. Padma M. Sarangapani: Soft Disciplines and Hard Battles4. Geetha B. Nambissan: Opening Up the Black Box? Sociologists and the Study of Schooling in India5. Padma Velaskar: The Sociology of Educational Inequality in India: A Critique and a New Research Agenda6. Amman Madan: Does Education Really Change Society? Theoretical Reflections on a Case StudyPart II: Contemporary Concerns and Emerging Discourses7. Nandini Manjrekar: Gender, Childhood, and Work in the Nation: Voices and Encounters in an Indian School8. G.G. Wankhede: Caste and Social Discrimination: Nature, Forms, and Consequences in Education9. S. Srinivasa Rao: Structural Exclusion in Everyday Institutional Life: Labelling of Stigmatized Groups in an IIT10. Arshad Alam: Controlling Minds, Disciplining Bodies: Life inside a Madrasa11. Leena Abraham: Reproduction of Indigenous Knowledge in Plural Cultures: Ayurveda Education in Contemporary IndiaNotes on Contributors