Marxist Perspectives in the Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

1st Edition

Maurice Levitas

Published April 10, 2014
ISBN 9780415752886 - CAT# Y162494
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $59.95


SAVE ~$11.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!


The major theories explored are those concerned with social mobility and those which derive from a relativist position in Sociology, both of which see education as a selection mechanism for a stratified society. Social class, family, sociolinguistics and schools are among the topics discussed. In this analysis the author:

  • defines key areas in the sociology of education
  • gives access to important concepts of Marx and Engels
  • strengthens sociological starting points by adding a Marxist element
  • discriminates between radically different directions in education
  • maps the main features of long-term working class goals

This thoroughgoing Marxist critique of widely prevalent notions in the sociology of education provides a compass by which place and direction in this area of education may be found by students, teachers and parents.


We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title