The Way Class Works
Readings on School, Family, and the Economy
Edited by Lois Weis
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Way Class Works by Lois Weis
Book DescriptionSince the 1980s, the relationship between social class and education has been overshadowed by scholarship more generally targeting issues of race, gender, and representation. Today, with the global economy deeply immersed in social inequalities, there is pressing need for serious class-based analyses of schooling, family life and social structure. The Way Class Works is a collection of twenty-four groundbreaking essays on the material conditions of social class and the ways in which class is produced "on the ground" in educational institutions and families. Written by the most visible and important scholars in education and the social sciences, these timely essays explore the production of class in and through the economy, family, and school, while simultaneously interrogating and challenging our understandings of social class as linked to race, gender, and nation. With essays by distinguished scholars and questions for further reflection and discussion, The Way Class Works will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars in education, sociology, and beyond.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415957083
(254mm x 178mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lois Weis
Class Warfare, Paperback (June 2014)
From the Suzuki method to calculus-based physics, from AP tests all the way back to early-learning Kumon courses, students are increasingly pushed to excel, with that Harvard or Yale acceptance letter held tantalizingly in front of them. The authors unveil a formidable process of class positioning at the heart of the college admissions process.
Ideology, Curriculum, and the New Sociology of Education, Hardback (February 2005)
For more than three decades Michael Apple has sought to uncover and articulate the connections among knowledge, teaching and power in education. This edited collection invites several of the world's leading education scholars to reflect on the relationships between education and power and the continued impact of Apple's scholarship.
Class Reunion, Hardback (October 2004)» View all books by Lois Weis
This book is a longitudinal ethnographic study that provides insight into how the lives of these men and women have changed over the last two decades - and what their prospects might be for the future.
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Author Biography - Lois Weis
Lois Weis is State University of New York Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
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