Elites in Education

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The sociopolitical, and cultural, implications of the provision and consumption of elite education are dizzyingly complex and controversial. Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, one of the most publicized and contested areas of research focuses on the education of elites, and the institutional and power structures which such groups reinforce and reproduce. Now, answering the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this disputatious body of thought, Routledge announces a new title Elites in Education which brings together in one easy-to-use 'mini library' foundational major works and the very best cutting-edge contributions.show more

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  • Hardback | 1736 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138827215
  • 9781138827219

Table of contents

Volume 1. Education, power elites and the upper class Part 1. Education and political and business elites' worldviews and networks 1. C. W. Mills, 'The Structure of Power in American Society'. British Journal of Sociology, 9, 1956, 29-41. 2. A. Giddens, 'Elites in the British Class Structure', Sociological Review, 20, 3, 1972, 345-372. 3. E. Suleiman, Elites in French Society. The Politics of Survival (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1978), pp. 95-125. 4. M. Useem and J. Karabel, 'Pathways to Top Corporate Management', American Sociological Review, 51, 2, 1986, 184-200. 5. L. Wacquant and P. Bourdieu, 'From Ruling Class to Field of Power: An Interview with Pierre Bourdieu on La Noblesse d'EtatI, Theory, Culture, Society, 10, 1993, 19-44. 6. M. Hartmann, 'Class-specific Habitus and the Social Reproduction of the Business Elite in Germany and France', The Sociological Review, 42, 2, 2000, 241-261. 7. M. Bond, 'The Bases of Elite Social Behaviour: Patterns of Club Affiliation Among Members of the House of Lords', Sociology, 46, 4, 2012, 613-632. 8. S. R. Khan, 'The Sociology of Elites', Annual Review of Sociology, 38, 2012, 361-377. 9. M. Anteby, 'Unscripted Journeys', in Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2013), pp. 93-112. 10. M. Mangset, 'La variation des identites elitaires des hauts fonctionnaires. Etude du role de l'enseignement superieur en France, en Grande-Bretagne et en Norvege', L'Annee Sociologique, 66, 1, 225-250 (in press). Part 2. Education and upper class status, culture and manners 11. T. Veblen, 'The Higher Learning as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture', in The Theory of the Leisure Class (New York: MacMillan/Oxford University Press, 2009 [1899]), pp. 167-183. 12. E. D. Baltzell, 'Education and Status Ascription', Philadelphia Gentlemen: The Making of a National Upper-Class (The Free Press/New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1958/1989). 13. P. Bourdieu, 'The Aristocracy of Culture', (trans. R. Nice), Media, Culture and Society, 2, 3, 1980, 225-254. 14. M. Flemmen, 'The Structure of the Upper Class: A Social Space Approach', Sociology, 46, 6, 2012, 1039-1058. 15. D. Griffiths, A. Miles and M. Savage, 'The End of the English Cultural Elite?', The Sociological Review, 56, s1, 2008, 187-209. 16. M. Borjesson, D. Broady, B. Le Roux, I. Lidegran and M. Palme, 'Cultural Capital in the Elite Subfield of Swedish Higher Education', conditionally accepted by Poetics. 17. P. DiMaggio, J. Mohr, 'Cultural Capital, Educational Attainment and Marital Selection', American Journal of Sociology, 90, 6, 1985, 1231-1261. 18. M. Lamont, 'Most of My Friends are Refined: Keys to Cultural Boundaries', Money, Morals and Manners: The Culture of the French and the American Upper-Classes, (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1995), pp. 88-128. 19. P. Coulangeon, Y. Lemel, 'Is "Distinction" Really Outdated? Questionning the Meaning of the Omnivourization of Musical Taste in Contemporary France', Poetics, 35, 2, 2007, 93-111. 20. N. Notten, B. Lancee, H. G. van de Werfhorst and H. B. Ganzeboom, 'Educational Stratification in Cultural Participation: Cognitive Competence or Status Motivation?', Journal of Cultural Economics, 39, 2, 2014, 177-203. Volume 2 National traditions and cosmopolitism in elite education Part 1. Education and the development and segmentation of national elites 21. S. Levine, 'The Rise of American Boarding Schools and the Development of a National Upper Class', Social Problems, 28, 1, 1980, 63-94. 22. P. W. Cookson, C. H. Persell, 'English and American Residential Secondary Schools: A Comparative Study of the Reproduction of Social Elites', Comparative Education Review, 29, 3, 1985, 283-298. 23. G. Walford, 'Ruling-class Classification and Framing', British Educational Research Journal 12, 2, 1986, 183-95. 24. J. D. Maxwell, M. P. Maxwell, 'The Reproduction of Class in Canada's Elite Independent Schools', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 16, 3, 1995, 309-326. 25. A. van Zanten and C. Maxwell, 'Elite Education and the State in France: Durable Ties and New Challenges', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36, 1, 2015, 71-94. 26. S. Power, P. Brown, S. Allouch and G. Tholen, 'Self, Career and Nationhood: The Contrasting Aspirations of British and French Elite Graduates', British Journal of Sociology, 64, 4, 2013, 578-596 27. F. Rizvi, 'Old Elite Schools, History and the Construction of a New Imaginary', Globalisation, Societies and Education, 12, 2, 2014, 290-308. 28. V. Gessaghi, S. Ziegler and S. Fuentes, 'Elite Schools and Institutional Ethos: Differential Options and Profiles in the Education of Privileged Sectors in Argentina at the Present Time', 2015 (unpublished paper). 29. D. Epstein, 'Race-ing Class Ladies: Lineages of Privilege in an Elite South African School', Globalization, Societies and Education, 12, 2, 2014, 244-61. Part 2. Education, cosmopolitism and the growth of transnational elites 30. S. Ball, 'Is there a Global Middle Class? The Beginnings of a Cosmopolitan Sociology of Education: A Review', Journal of Comparative Education, 69, 1, 2010, 137-161. 31. D. Weenink, 'Cosmopolitanism as a Form of Capital: Parents Preparing Their Children for a Globalizing World', Sociology, 42, 6, 2008, 1089-1106. 32. J. Windle, M. A. Nogueira, 'The Role of Internationalisation in the Schooling of Brazilian Elites: Distinctions between Two Class Fractions', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36, 1, 2015, 174-192. 33. C. Doherty, A. Luke, P. Shield and C. Hincksman, 'Choosing Your Niche: The Social Ecology of the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia', International Studies in Sociology of Education, 22, 4, 2012, 311-332. 34. R. Brooks and J. Waters, 'The Hidden Internationalism of Elite English Schools', Sociology, 49, 2, 2015, 212-228. 35. J. Kenway and J. Fahey, 'Staying Ahead of the Game: The Globalising Practices of Elite Schools', Globalisation, Societies and Education, 12, 2, 2014, 177-195. 36. P. Tarc and A. M. Tarc, 'Elite International Schools in the Global South: Transnational Space, Class Relationalities and the "Middling" International Schoolteacher', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36, 1, 2015, 34-52. 37. R. Ye and E. Nylander, 'The Transnational Track: State Sponsorship and Singapore's Oxbridge Elite', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36, 1, 2015, 11-33. 38. D. Garcia-Garza and A. C. Wagner, L'internationalisation des "savoirs" des affaires. Les Business Schools francaises comme voies d'acces aux elites mexicaines?', Cahiers de la recherche sur l'education et les savoirs, 14, 2015, 141-162. Part 3 The (re)production of elite identities in families and schools Section 1. Class and gender work and enactment in families and schools 39. C. Vincent and S. J. Ball, '"Making Up" the Middle-class Child: Families, Activities and Class Dispositions', Sociology, 41, 6, 2007, 1061-1077. 40. K. Stefansen and H. Aarseth, 'Enriching Intimacy: The Role of the Emotional in the "Resourcing" of Middle-class Children', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32, 3, 2011, 389-405. 41. A. Lareau and J. McCrory Calarco, 'Class, Cultural Capital and Institutions: The Case of Families and Schools', in S. Fiske and H. Markus (eds), Facing Social Class (New York, Russell Sage Foundation, 2012), pp. 61-86. 42. L. Weis and K. Cipollone, '"Class Work": Producing Privilege and Social Mobility in Elite US Secondary Schools', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 34, 5-6, 2013, 701-722. 43. H. Proctor, 'Masculinity and Social Class, Tradition and Change: The Production of "Young Christian Gentlemen" at an Elite Australian Boys' School', Gender and Education, 23, 7, 2011, 843-856. 44. C. Maxwell and P. Aggleton, 'Agentic Practice and Privileging Orientations Among Privately Educated Young Women', The Sociological Review, 62, 4, 2014, 800-820. 45. A. Allan and C. Charles, 'Cosmo Girls: Configurations of Class and Femininity in Elite Educational Settings', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 35, 3, 2014, 333-352. 46. J. Forbes and B. Lingard, 'Assured Optimism in a Scottish Girls' School: Habitus and the (Re)Production of Global Privilege', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36, 1, 2015, 116-136. 47. J. Fahey, 'Privileged Girls: The Place of Femininity and Femininity in Place', Globalisation, Societies and Education, 12, 2, 2014, 228-243. Part 2. Privilege, excellence and merit in institutional and students' discourses and practices 48. R. Gaztambide-Fernandez, 'What is an Elite Boarding School?', Review of Educational Research, 79, 3, 2009, 1090-1128. 49. W. Helsper, M. Niemann, A. Gibson and L. Dreier, 'Positionierungen zu " elite " und " exzellenz " in gymnasialen Bildungsregionen - Eine " Gretchenfrage " fur Schulleiter exclusiver Gymnasien?', Zeitschrift fur Erziehungs-wissenschaft, 19, 2014, 181-201. *50. A. Mendez, 'El Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires y sus dispositivos de socializacion en un valor moral', in S. Ziegler and V. Gessaghi (eds), Formacion de las elites. Investigaciones y debates en Argentina, Brasil y Francia, Buenos Aires, (Manantial, Flacso, 2012). 51. A. Koh, 'Doing Class Analysis in Singapore's Elite Education: Unravelling the Smokescreen of "Meritocratic Talk"', Globalisation, Societies and Education, 12, 2, 2015, 196-210. 52. S. Khan and C. Jerolmack, 'Saying Meritocracy and Doing Privilege', The Sociological Quarterly, 54, 1, 2013, 8-18. 53. M. Darmon and M. Schotte, 'Classer des eleves, classer des coureurs: les hierarchies dans les institutions d'excellence', Societes Contemporaines (in press). 54. H. Draelants and B. Darchy-Koechlin, 'Flaunting One's Academic Pedigree? Self-presentation of Students from Elite French Schools', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32, 1, 2011, 17-34. 55. H. H. Kruger, C. Kessler, A. Otto and A. Schippling, 'Elite und Exzellenz aus der perspektive von Jugendlichen und ihren Peers an exklusiven Schulen', Zeitschrift fur Erziehungs-wissenschaft, 19, 2014, 221-242. 56. N. K. Warikoo and C. Fuhr, 'Legitimating Status: Perceptions of Meritocracy and Inequality among Undergraduates at an Elite British University', British Education Research Journal, 40, 4, 2014, 699-717. Volume 4 Pathways to elite institutions and professions Part 1. High-status tracks and admission to elite universities 57. J. Nespor, 'Schooling for the Long-term: Elite Education and Temporal Accumulation', Zeitschrift fur Erziehungswissenschaft, 19, 2014, 27-42. 58. A. Lareau and Y. L. Chiang, 'Elite Education in China: Insights into the Transition from High School to College (unpublished new article). 59. A. van Zanten, 'La fabrication familiale et scolaire des elites et les voies de mobilite ascendante en France', Annee Sociologique, 66, 1, 2016, 81-113 (in press). 60. T. J. Espenshade, L. E. Hale and C. Y. Chung, 'The Frog Pond Revisited: High School Academic Context, Class Rank and Elite College Admission', Sociology of Education, 78, 4, 2005, 269-293. 61. M. Stevens, 'Decisions', in Creating a Class (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007), pp. 184-227. 62. A. Mullen, 'Elite Destinations: Pathways to Attending an Ivy League University', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 30, 1, 2009, 15-27. 63. J. Karabel, 'Status-group Struggle, Organizational Interests, and the Limits of Institutional Autonomy: The Transformation of Harvard, Yale and Princeton, 1918-1940', Theory and Society, 13, 1, 1984, 1-40. 64. D. Karen, 'Toward a Political-organizational Model of Gatekeeping: The Case of Elite Colleges', Sociology of Education, 63, 4, 1990, 227-40. 65. A. Zimdars, A. Sullivan and A. Heath, 'Elite Higher Education Admissions in the Arts and Sciences: Is Cultural Capital the Key?', Sociology, 43, 4, 2009, 648-666. 66. V. Boliver, 'How Fair is Access to More Prestigious UK Universities?', British Journal of Sociology, 64, 2, 2013, 344 - 364. Part 2. Routes and selection into elite professions 67. R. Zweigenhaft, 'Prep School and Public School Graduates of Harvard', Journal of Higher Education, 64, 2, 211-225. 68. G. Williams and O. Filippakou, 'Higher Education and UK Elite Formation in the Twentieth Century', Higher Education, 59, 1, 2010, 1-20. 68. L. A. Rivera, 'Ivies, Extracurriculars, and Exclusion: Elite Employers' Use of Educational Credentials', Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 19, 1, 2011, 71-90. 69. A. C. Cook, J. R. Faulconbridge and D. Muzio, 'London's Legal Elite: Recruitment through Cultural Capital and the Reproduction of Exclusivity', Journal of Environment and Planning A, 44, 7, 2012, 1744-1762. 70. L. MacMillan, C. Tyler and A. Vignoles, 'Who Gets the Top Jobs? The Role of Family Background and Networks in Recent Graduates' Access to High Status Professions', Journal of Social Policy, 44, 3, 2015, 487-515. 71. P. Brown, S. Power, G. Tholen and A. Allouch, 'Credentials, Talent and Cultural Capital : A Comparative Study of Educational Elites in England and France', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 37, 2, 2016, 191-211. 72. F. Buhlmann, T. David and A. Mach, 'Cosmopolitan Capital and the Internationalization of the Field of Business Elites: Evidence from the Swiss Case', Cultural Sociology, 7, 2, 2013, 211-229. 73. J. Kim, 'Global Cultural Capital and Global Positional Competition: International Graduate Students' Transnational Occupational Trajectories', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 37, 1, 2016, 30-50.show more