Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture
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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 16.26mm | 380g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0803983204
  • 9780803983205
  • 122,019

Table of contents

Preface to the Second Edition - Pierre Bourdieu
Foreword - Tom Bottomore
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF A THEORY OF SYMBOLIC VIOLENCE
PART TWO: KEEPING ORDER
Cultural Capital and Pedagogic Communication
The Literate Tradition and Social Conservation
Exclusion and Selection
Dependence through Independence
Appendix
The Changing Structure of Higher Education Opportunities
Redistribution or Translation?
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The most striking successes of their work are their redefinitions of the very character of educational research... There is an especially brilliant discussion of the relations between a traditional literary culture and selection for arts courses. -- Raymond Williams Reveals new features in the analysis of social classes and political power. Arising probably from the intense interest in cultural dominance and cultural revolution that emerged in radical movements... these investigations connect cultural phenomena firmly within the structural characteristics of a society, and begin to show how a culture produced by this structure in turn helps to maintain it. -- Tom Bottomore
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