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Basil Bernstein, Code Theory, and Education: Women's Contributions

Basil Bernstein, Code Theory, and Education: Women's Contributions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Parlo Singh
October 23, 2019

Over a career spanning forty years, Basil Bernstein produced theoretical models about the workings of educational systems, and how these systems produce social relations of inequality. He was considered by many to be a radical scholar whose work generated enormous controversies. One such...

Nancy Fraser, Social Justice and Education

Nancy Fraser, Social Justice and Education

1st Edition

Carol Vincent
May 29, 2019

The American scholar and activist Nancy Fraser has written about a wide range of issues in social and political theory, and is well-known for her philosophical perspectives on democratic theory and on feminist theory. Her work on justice and identity politics has been particularly widely cited, and...

Revisiting Actor-Network Theory in Education

Revisiting Actor-Network Theory in Education

1st Edition

Tara Fenwick, Richard Edwards
March 22, 2019

Actor-network theory (ANT) is enjoying a notable surge of interest in educational research. New directions and questions are emerging along with new empirical approaches, as educators bring unique sensibilities and commitments to the ongoing debates and reconfigurations that characterise...

Foucault and Education: Putting Theory to Work

Foucault and Education: Putting Theory to Work

1st Edition

Stephen J. Ball
March 22, 2019

Specially selected by Stephen Ball, this is a collection of the best and most interesting recently published papers that ‘use’ Foucault to analyse, destablise and re-claim educational ‘problems’. Arguably the best known social theorist in the western world, Foucault’s work is now widely used by...

Judith Butler and Education

Judith Butler and Education

1st Edition

Deborah Youdell
October 23, 2018

The work of Judith Butler has been at the forefront of both theorising the subject as a product of power and explicating possibilities for political alliances and action that are available to such subjects. Mobilising a range of philosophical resources from Hegel and Foucault to Lacan, Levinas...

Feminist Posthumanisms, New Materialisms and Education

Feminist Posthumanisms, New Materialisms and Education

1st Edition

Jessica Ringrose, Katie Warfield, Shiva Zarabadi
September 25, 2018

This edited collection is a careful assemblage of papers that have contributed to the maturing field within education studies that works with the feminist implications of the theories and methodologies of posthumanism and new materialism – what we have also called elsewhere ‘PhEmaterialism’. The...

Freud, Lacan, Zizek and Education: Exploring Unconscious Investments in Policy and Practice

Freud, Lacan, Zizek and Education: Exploring Unconscious Investments in Policy and Practice

1st Edition

Claudia Lapping
September 25, 2018

All areas of education policy and practice are driven by unconscious investments in ignorance, or idealised images of transformation of the individual, society and economy. The promise of fulfilment and associated threats of disappointment or destruction tend to dominate conscious accounts of...

Bourdieu and Education

Bourdieu and Education

1st Edition

Diane Reay
September 18, 2018

Specially selected by Diane Reay, this is a collection of innovative and thought-provoking recently published papers that 'use' Bourdieu to put theory into practice in order to understand and analyse educational problems. Bourdieu's work is renowned for its focus on inequalities and its centering...

Marxisms and Education

Marxisms and Education

1st Edition

Noah De Lissovoy
January 02, 2018

Beginning from the premise that a range of Marxist theoretical tendencies, or Marxisms, inform recent critical scholarship in education, this volume reaffirms, rearticulates, and interrogates central philosophical and practical commitments in this tradition. Chapters engage important issues...

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