The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Sociology of Education by Stephen BallThe RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Sociology of Education by Stephen Ball

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Sociology of Education

EditorStephen Ball

Paperback | December 30, 2003

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The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Sociology of Education brings together a carefully selected collection of articles and book chapters to reflect enduring trends in the field of Sociology of Education. Focusing on the major issues confronting education today, this lively and informative Reader provides broad coverage of the field and includes sections on crucial topics such as:

  • social class
  • globalization
  • gender
  • curriculum
  • social inequality and social justice
  • students and classrooms.

With an emphasis on contemporary pieces that deal with issues relevant to the immediate real world, this book represents the research and views of some of the most respected authors in the field today. Stephen Ball offers a collection that is theoretically informed, internationally applicable, and universally accessible.


In a specially written introduction, Ball provides a much-needed context to the current educational climate. Students of sociology and sociology of education will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.

Title:The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Sociology of EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:December 30, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415327768

ISBN - 13:9780415327763

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Table of Contents

The Sociology of education S. J. Ball 1. The forms of capitalP.Bourdieu 2. 'Finding or losing yourself'?: Working-class relationships to educationD. Reay3. Education, globalisation and economic developmentP. Brown & H. Lauder4. Globalisation, the Learning Society and Comparative EducationP. Jarvis5. The social construction of youthful masculinitiesO'Donnell & Sharpe6. The discursive production of male/female dualism in school settingsB.Davies7. Performatives and fabrications in the education economyS. J. Ball8. The capitalist state and public policy formation: Framework for a political sociology of educational policy makingC. Torres9. Cultural politics and the textM. W. Apple10. Social class and pedagogic practiceB. Bernstein11. The reconstruction of primary teachers' identitiesP. Woods & B. Jeffrey12. Teachers doing their economic workJ. Smyth & G. Shacklock13. Schools, families and academically able students: cantrasting modes of involvement in secondary educationS. Power, G. Whitty, T. Edwards & V. Wigfall14. Towards a sociology of learning in primary schoolsA. Pollard

Editorial Reviews

'This is a welcome edition to the resources of teachers in the field who have not been well served in terms of readers covering a broad range of concerns in the sociology of education'. - British Journal of Educational Studies